Definition of libidinous in English:

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libidinous

Pronunciation: /ləˈbidənəs/

adjective

Showing excessive sexual drive; lustful.
Example sentences
  • High court sentences for lewd and libidinous behaviour, which includes some sex offences against children, also fell, from over five years to four.
  • Taking on the libidinous cool of their idols but slowing things down a good deal, these guys certainly don't seem to mind extended patches of instrumental repetition, just as long as they've struck upon something cool.
  • She produced a tape which she says lays bare the hypocrisy of a famous self-righteous director whom she depicts as a libidinous villain.
Synonyms
informal wolfish
formal concupiscent

Derivatives

libidinously

adverb

libidinousness

noun
Example sentences
  • The city's Presbyterian propriety and Calvinist self-denial combined to outlaw libidinousness as an affront to polite society.

Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin libidinosus, from libido 'desire, lust'.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: li·bid·i·nous

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