[ li-bid-n-uh s ]
/ lɪˈbɪd n əs /


full of sexual lust; lustful; lewd; lascivious.
of, relating to, or characteristic of the libido.

Nearby words

  1. liberté, égalité, fraternité,
  2. liberum veto,
  3. libeskind,
  4. libia,
  5. libidinal,
  6. libido,
  7. libman-sacks endocarditis,
  8. libor ,
  9. libra,
  10. librarian

Origin of libidinous

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

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British Dictionary definitions for libidinous


/ (lɪˈbɪdɪnəs) /


characterized by excessive sexual desire
of or relating to the libido
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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Medicine definitions for libidinous


[ lĭ-bĭdn-əs ]


Having or exhibiting lustful desires; lascivious.

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