Psychoanalysis. relating to the libido, all of the instinctual energies and desires derived from the id, an unconscious part of the psyche: This task of “behaving oneself” is always done through control of the libidinal excesses.A person preoccupied with excessive libidinal energy cannot shift focus from their own pressing needs to responsibilities involving other people.
of or relating to the sexual instinct or drive: Individuals may marry for many reasons, including legal, social, libidinal, emotional, financial, and religious considerations.
- li·bid·i·nal·ly, adverb
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How to use libidinal in a sentence
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The cause is rather to be found in the undeniable weakening of religious feelings and the libidinal ties which depend upon them.Group Psychology and The Analysis of The Ego | Sigmund Freud
But, as we know, the libidinal situation rarely remains so simple.Group Psychology and The Analysis of The Ego | Sigmund Freud