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libidinous

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adjective li·bid·i·nous \-də-nəs, -ˈbid-nəs\

Simple Definition of libidinous

  • : feeling or relating to strong sexual desires

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of libidinous

  1. 1 :  having or marked by lustful desires :  lascivious

  2. 2 :  libidinal

libidinously adverb
libidinousness noun

Examples of libidinous in a sentence

  1. <a novel about a libidinous lawyer who becomes an abject slave to his sexual addiction>



Origin of libidinous

Middle English, from Latin libidinosus, from libidin-, libido


First Known Use: 15th century


Medical Dictionary

libidinous

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adjective li·bid·i·nous \-ən-əs, -ˈbid-nəs\

Medical Definition of libidinous

  1. 1:  having or marked by lustful desires

  2. 2:  libidinal <libidinous ties between individuals>





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