debauchee vs libertine what difference

what is difference between debauchee and libertine

English

Etymology

From French débauché

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪbɔːˈtʃi/

Noun

debauchee (plural debauchees)

  1. Somebody who is debauched; somebody who is dissolute and acts without moral restraint.
  2. A person addicted to excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures.

Synonyms

  • debaucher
  • libertine
  • See also Thesaurus:libertine

Translations



English

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈlɪb.ə.tiːn/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈlɪb.ɚ.tin/

Etymology 1

From Latin libertinus (a freedman, prop. adj., of or belonging to the condition of a freedman), from libertus (a freedman), from liber (free); see liberal, liberate.

Noun

libertine (plural libertines)

  1. (historical) Someone freed from slavery in Ancient Rome; a freedman.

Etymology 2

From French libertin

Noun

libertine (plural libertines)

  1. One who is freethinking in religious matters.
  2. Someone (especially a man) who takes no notice of moral laws, especially those involving sexual propriety; someone loose in morals; a pleasure-seeker.
    • 2007, Choderlos de Laclos, Dangerous Liaisons, tr. Helen Constantine, Penguin 2007, p. 123,
      So the truth of the matter is that a libertine in love, if indeed a libertine can be in love, becomes from that moment in less of a hurry to enjoy the pleasures of the flesh.
Synonyms
  • See also Thesaurus:libertine
Related terms
  • liberate
  • liberal
  • liberty

Translations

Adjective

libertine (comparative more libertine, superlative most libertine)

  1. Dissolute, licentious, profligate; loose in morals.
Related terms
  • libertinism
  • libertinage

Translations

Further reading

  • libertine in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • libertine in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Anagrams

  • berlinite

French

Adjective

libertine

  1. feminine singular of libertin

Italian

Noun

libertine f

  1. plural of libertina

Latin

Adjective

lībertīne

  1. vocative masculine singular of lībertīnus

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