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[li-bid-n-uh s] /lɪˈbɪd n əs/
full of sexual lust; lustful; lewd; lascivious.
of, relating to, or characteristic of the libido.
Origin of libidinous
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English lybydynous < Latin libīdinōsus willful, lustful, equivalent to libīdin- (stem of libīdō) libido + -ōsus -ous
Related forms
libidinously, adverb
libidinousness, noun
nonlibidinous, adjective
nonlibidinously, adverb
nonlibidinousness, noun
unlibidinous, adjective
unlibidinously, adverb Unabridged
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  • Those that are chosen must then run the gauntlet of libidinous producers, hosts and guests.
  • Unlike those for car insurance, the premiums are flat rates: the libidinous will pay the same as the uxorious.
  • It was as if a carnival midway had been reconceived by radically libidinous techno-artists.
  • There is something else that makes the symptoms appear remarkable and inexplicable as a means of libidinous satisfaction.
British Dictionary definitions for libidinous


characterized by excessive sexual desire
of or relating to the libido
Derived Forms
libidinously, adverb
libidinousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for libidinous

"lustful," mid-15c., Old French libidineus (13c., Modern French libidineux), from Latin libidinosus "full of desire, lustful," from libido "pleasure, desire, sensual passion, lust" (see libido). Related: Libidinously; libidinousness.

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libidinous in Medicine

libidinous li·bid·i·nous (lĭ-bĭd'n-əs)
Having or exhibiting lustful desires; lascivious.

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