Meaning of libidinous in English:


Pronunciation /lɪˈbɪdɪnəs/

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  • Showing excessive sexual drive; lustful.

    ‘libidinous teenagers’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘That should be enough to stem our sometimes inexplicably ludicrous and potentially harmful libidinous urges.’
    • ‘When it first came out, swing was libidinous, hedonistic devil music.’
    • ‘The result is an invigorating, boisterous look at a group of wildly cynical and libidinous college brats.’
    • ‘Conceivably the room had not yet fully recovered from the assault on their libidinous sensibilities.’
    • ‘If the process occurs too early or too late, if it is too strict or too libidinous, dire consequences will result.’
    • ‘In a culture famous for its libidinous ways, carnival is the wildest time of all.’
    • ‘I felt rather buoyed up by this and confirmed in my occasionally libidinous ways.’
    • ‘The angry young man had turned into a disillusioned old man living on libidinous memories.’
    lustful, lecherous, lascivious, lewd, carnal
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Late Middle English from Latin libidinosus, from libido ‘desire, lust’.