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libido

[ li-bee-doh ]

noun

, plural li·bi·dos.
  1. Psychoanalysis. all of the instinctual energies and desires that are derived from the id.
  2. sexual instinct or sexual drive.


libido

/ lɪˈbɪdɪnəl; lɪˈbiːdəʊ /

noun

  1. psychoanal psychic energy emanating from the id
  2. sexual urge or desire


libido

  1. In Freudian psychology, the energy associated with the desires that come from the id .


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Notes

Libido is loosely used to mean sexual desire.
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Derived Forms

  • libidinal, adjective
  • liˈbidinally, adverb
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Other Words From

  • li·bid·i·nal [li-, bid, -n-l], adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of libido1

First recorded in 1890–95; from Latin libīdō “desire, willfulness, lust,” akin to libēre “to be pleasing”
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Word History and Origins

Origin of libido1

C20 (in psychoanalysis): from Latin: desire
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Example Sentences

Yet researchers are fiercely divided over the question of just how many women lack libido and how best to help them.

Lost in the outrage over sexism was the reality that flibanserin, a failed antidepressant that causes drowsiness, also isn’t a great libido drug.

It also turns off higher cognitive thought, digestion, and libido.

Along with the association between mental health and libido, there is, as he describes it, a rise in the culture of risk avoidance — of “safetism.”

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Add the depression that’s collecting around what seems to be a world out of control, and it seems pretty natural that your libido has taken a hit.

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Libido is what earlier psychologists called "will" or "tendency."

Libido can perhaps be described as "effect," or "capacity for effect."

Libido is intended to be an energising expression for psychological values.

Libido effrenata effrenatam appetentiam efficit—Unbridled gratification produces unbridled desire.

On the opposite page Pudicitia—in a very spirited attitude—is driving her spear through the throat of Libido.

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