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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 libidinousness

ambition, appetite, ardor, aspiration, attraction, avidity, concupiscence, covetousness, craving, craze, cupidity, devotion, doting, eagerness, eroticism, erotism, fancy, fascination, fervor, fondness

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Historical Examples of libidinousness

  • No libidinousness will give them pleasure, nor will they ever perpetrate sins.

    The Homilies of the Anglo-Saxon Church


  • Drunkenness is a death-bearing thing, and the material of libidinousness.

  • He who will satiate his libidinousness as often as he lists, shall be compared with the beasts and not with men.

  • The two ugly animals between which she peers are intended for hares, a symbol of libidinousness, as well as of timidity.

    The Grotesque in Church Art

    T. Tindall Wildridge

  • The lecturer arose like an outraged moralist to repudiate the scandalous charge of libidinousness.

    An Anarchist Woman

    Hutchins Hapgood

British Dictionary definitions for libidinousness


  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 libidinousness



"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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libidinousness in Medicine


  1. Having or exhibiting lustful desires; lascivious.
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