- Psychoanalysis. all of the instinctual energies and desires that are derived from the id.
- sexual instinct or sexual drive.
Origin of libido
Examples from the Web for libidinal
Sex and violence fuel the libidinal, careening, hugely popular teen vampire soap, now in its second season.Inside the Vampire Diaries Craze
November 2, 2010
The cause is rather to be found in the undeniable weakening of religious feelings and the libidinal ties which depend upon them.
But, as we know, the libidinal situation rarely remains so simple.
- psychoanal psychic energy emanating from the id
- sexual urge or desire
Word Origin and History for libidinal
"psychic drive or energy, usually associated with sexual instinct," 1892, carried over untranslated in English edition of Krafft-Ebing's "Psychopathia Sexualis"; and used in 1909 in A.A. Brill's translation of Freud's "Selected Papers on Hysteria" (Freud's use of the term led to its popularity); from Latin libido "desire, lust," from libere "to be pleasing, to please," ultimately cognate with Old English lufu (see love (n.)).
- The psychic and emotional energy associated with instinctual biological drives.
- Sexual desire.
- Manifestation of the sexual drive.