One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘‘Don Giovanni’ ends with the unrepentant libertine being dragged down to hell by demons’
philanderer, ladies' man, playboy, rake, roué, loose-liver, Don Juan, Lothario, Casanova, Romeo
lecher, seducer, womanizer, adulterer, debauchee, sensualist, voluptuary, hedonist
profligate, wanton, reprobate, degenerate
informal stud, skirt-chaser, ladykiller, lech, wolf
dated rip, blood, gay dog
1‘they were careful to insist that free love was not to be confused with libertine sexual intercourse’
licentious, lustful, libidinous, lecherous, lascivious, lubricious, dissolute, dissipated, debauched, immoral, wanton, shameless, degenerate, depraved, debased, profligate, promiscuous, unchaste, lewd, prurient, salacious, indecent, immodest, impure, carnal, intemperate, abandoned, unrestrained, unprincipled, reprobate
rakish, decadent, sensual, voluptuary, hedonistic
informal loose, fast, goatish, randy, horny, raunchy
rare concupiscent, lickerish
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