Definition of libidinous in English:

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Pronunciation: /lɪˈbɪdɪnəs/


Showing excessive sexual drive; lustful: libidinous teenagers
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  • 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.
erotic, sexual, sensual, venereal, hot, fleshly, voluptuous;
informal horny
British informal randy





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


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

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