li·​bid·​i·​nous | \ lə-ˈbi-də-nəs How to pronounce libidinous (audio) , -ˈbid-nəs \

Definition of libidinous

1 : having or marked by lustful desires : lascivious
2 : libidinal

Other Words from libidinous

libidinously adverb
libidinousness noun

Examples of libidinous in a Sentence

a novel about a libidinous lawyer who becomes an abject slave to sexual addiction
Recent Examples on the Web Subordinated, libidinous and frustrated, Peepgrass is an oppressed and lowly loan officer on the verge of personal and professional chaos. Joe Otterson, Variety, 2 Aug. 2022 How movies depict libidinous activities, of course, directly informs mainstream understanding of and conversations around desire and pleasure. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 June 2022 Wolpe and Kudisch are solid as the manipulating brothers, with Kudisch having libidinous fun in a number with Longoria and a floor polisher. Frank Rizzo, Variety, 7 June 2022 Notions about the exploitative and empowering notions of pornography get floated around, as well as the ramifications of unleashing blasts of libidinous power upon the unsuspecting public. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 18 Mar. 2022 Unsurprisingly, few paid attention — and those who did tended to be confused or scandalized by her blunt lyrics, outlandish outfits and libidinous moves. Joe Lynch, Billboard, 9 Feb. 2022 His seminal 2011 mixtape, House of Balloons, was like the woozy soundtrack to an endless, libidinous loop of willful couch crashing. Will Dukes, Rolling Stone, 7 Jan. 2022 Sean Penn plays a William Holden doppelgänger, while Bradley Cooper portrays producer Jon Peters, the former hairstylist and boyfriend of Barbra Streisand, depicted as a libidinous id in polyester. Brent Lang, Variety, 10 Nov. 2021 If Jungle Cruise feels like the product of people who have forgotten how to do romance, it’s because romance is not something studio movies bother with much anymore — let alone anything libidinous. Alison Willmore, Vulture, 5 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of libidinous

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for libidinous

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

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li·​bid·​i·​nous | \ -ᵊn-əs, -ˈbid-nəs How to pronounce libidinous (audio) \

Medical Definition of libidinous

1 : having or marked by lustful desires
2 : libidinal libidinous ties between individuals

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