libertinage

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the French libertinage.

Noun[edit]

libertinage (countable and uncountable, plural libertinages)

  1. The conduct or activities of a libertine; licentiousness.
    • 1965, Justine, Philosophy in the Bedroom, and other Writings
      Destroy, with entire unpity, raze to the ground, those detestable houses where you billet the progeny of the libertinage of the poor, appalling cloacas, wherefrom there every day spews forth into society a swarm of new-made creatures []

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

libertin +‎ -age

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /li.bɛʁ.ti.naʒ/

Noun[edit]

libertinage m (plural libertinages)

  1. The conduct or activities of a libertine; licentiousness

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