[ li-bid-n-uhs ]
See synonyms for: libidinouslibidinousness on

  1. full of sexual lust; lustful; lewd; lascivious.

  2. of, relating to, or characteristic of the libido.

Origin of libidinous

1400–50; late Middle English lybydynous<Latin libīdinōsus willful, lustful, equivalent to libīdin- (stem of libīdō) libido + -ōsus-ous

Other words from libidinous

  • li·bid·i·nous·ly, adverb
  • li·bid·i·nous·ness, noun
  • non·li·bid·i·nous, adjective
  • non·li·bid·i·nous·ly, adverb
  • non·li·bid·i·nous·ness, noun
  • un·li·bid·i·nous, adjective
  • un·li·bid·i·nous·ly, adverb

Words Nearby libidinous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use libidinous in a sentence

  • The New Moon opposing Jupiter, Wednesday, amplifies your life libidinous, which is already more active than ever in recent memory.

    The Stars Predict Your Week | Starsky + Cox | October 22, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • The animal is ignorant of diversity, of the accumulation of aptitudes; man alone is "luxurieux," is libidinous.

  • Art wants no such followers: her bravest work is done by brave men, and not by sneaking opium-eaters and libidinous 'reformers.'

    The Book-Bills of Narcissus | Le Gallienne, Richard
  • But they hold her hand like brothers—quite simply and nicely, not at all sticky and libidinous.

    Sea and Sardinia | D. H. Lawrence
  • Most of these women have a heredity of bad quality and are of weak character, idle and libidinous.

    The Sexual Question | August Forel
  • Wood has affirmed, that this accident arose from libidinous dalliance with a handsome black girl in Axe-yard, Westminster.

British Dictionary definitions for libidinous


/ (lɪˈbɪdɪnəs) /

  1. characterized by excessive sexual desire

  2. of or relating to the libido

Derived forms of libidinous

  • libidinously, adverb
  • libidinousness, noun

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