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[li-bid-n-uh s]
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  1. full of sexual lust; lustful; lewd; lascivious.
  2. of, relating to, or characteristic of the libido.
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Origin of libidinous

1400–50; late Middle English lybydynous < Latin libīdinōsus willful, lustful, equivalent to libīdin- (stem of libīdō) libido + -ōsus -ous
Related formsli·bid·i·nous·ly, adverbli·bid·i·nous·ness, nounnon·li·bid·i·nous, adjectivenon·li·bid·i·nous·ly, adverbnon·li·bid·i·nous·ness, nounun·li·bid·i·nous, adjectiveun·li·bid·i·nous·ly, adverb
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Related Words for libidinous

carnal, coarse, concupiscent, debauched, fast, hot, impure, incontinent, lascivious, lecherous, libertine, loose, obscene, passionate, prurient, salacious, sensual, wanton, wicked, unchaste

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British Dictionary definitions for libidinous


  1. characterized by excessive sexual desire
  2. of or relating to the libido
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Derived Formslibidinously, adverblibidinousness, 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


  1. Having or exhibiting lustful desires; lascivious.
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