If you drink a lot, eat a lot, and live a wild and unrestrained life, you might be called a libertine.

A libertine is someone who lives life unencumbered by morals. Although it can be used neutrally, often if someone calls you a libertine, they disapprove of your lack of morality. In the fourteenth century, a libertine was "a freed slave," from the Latin liber, "free." Starting in the mid-1500s, libertine had a religious and political connotation, referring to group that opposed Calvinism. By the nineteenth century, the word became strongly associated with immorality and debauchery.

Definitions of libertine

adj unrestrained by convention or morality

debauched, degenerate, degraded, dissipated, dissolute, fast, profligate, riotous
deliberately violating accepted principles of right and wrong

n a dissolute person; usually a man who is morally unrestrained

debauchee, rounder
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adulterer, fornicator
someone who commits adultery or fornication
a man who has sex with and is supported by a woman
blood, profligate, rake, rakehell, rip, roue
a dissolute man in fashionable society
ladies' man, lady killer, seducer
a man who takes advantage of women
debaucher, ravisher, violator
someone who assaults others sexually
philanderer, womaniser, womanizer
a man who likes many women and has short sexual relationships with them
adulteress, fornicatress, hussy, jade, loose woman, strumpet, trollop
a woman adulterer
any man noted for his amorous adventures
Don Juan
any successful womanizer (after the legendary profligate Spanish nobleman)
a successful womanizer; a man who behaves selfishly in his sexual relationships with women
lizard, lounge lizard
a man who idles about in the lounges of hotels and bars in search of women who would support him
a seducer who ruins a woman
someone who patronizes prostitutes
masher, skirt chaser, wolf, woman chaser
a man who is aggressive in making amorous advances to women
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bad person
a person who does harm to others

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