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

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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 his sexual addiction
Recent Examples on the Web Haven’t most men of my generation, as our phone cameras got sharper and the dating app pools got more selective, taken a libidinous bathroom selfie? Jason Farago, New York Times, "Striking a Pose for What It Means to Be a Man," 12 Mar. 2020 In award-winning portraits of his friend Robert Andy Coombs, a fellow-photographer who is gay and quadriplegic, Solomon asserts paralyzed bodies as libidinous beings. Eren Orbey, The New Yorker, "The Visceral Satisfactions of a Disabled Photographer’s Gaze," 6 Feb. 2020 Years later, Kasie has put her life aside to support her bedridden father (James Kang) by catering to the pleasures of libidinous businessmen as a karaoke-room hostess. New York Times, "The Week in Arts: A Mini-Festival of Music and a 9/11 Remembrance," 7 Sep. 2019 And Bryan Banville is hilariously self-absorbed as the libidinous and not-too-bright Stacee Jaxx. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘Rock of Ages’ at Cygnet a tongue-in-cheek guilty pleasure," 8 July 2019 The Skull of Sam, which is about libidinous teens making bad decisions with gory consequences, is by far the stronger of the two Campfire Creepers installments. Adi Robertson, The Verge, "Holograms, campfire horror stories, and OK Go: the best VR and AR from the Tribeca Film Festival," 27 May 2018 Just how much is evidenced by the cocktail menu at the Bloomsbury Club Bar, which features, along with creative libations, an intricate diagram of the group’s wildly libidinous undertakings. Brian Melton, star-telegram, "As London gears up for royal wedding, a look at three villages that helped define it | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 20 Apr. 2018 Olivia, a libidinous capitalist, is rapaciously, vibrantly American. Daniel D'addario, Time, "Scandal Helped Define the Obama Era. And Maybe Predicted Trump's," 19 Apr. 2018 His witty, libidinous lyrics spoke of girls, motorin’ and footloose fun. Editors, USA TODAY, "2017: Remembering those we've lost through the year," 12 Dec. 2017

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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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“Libidinous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of libidinous

formal : feeling or relating to strong sexual desires


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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