AskDefine | Define libidinous

Dictionary Definition

libidinous adj : driven by lust; preoccupied with or exhibiting lustful desires; "libidinous orgies" [syn: lascivious, lewd, lustful]

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English

Etymology

Latin libidinosus, from libido ‘lust’.

Pronunciation

  • /lɪ'bɪdɪnəs/

Adjective

  1. Having lustful desires; characterized by lewdness; sensual; lascivious.

Quotations

  • 1726 — Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels Part IV, ch. viii
    It is observed, that the red haired of both sexes are more libidinous and mischievous than the rest, whom yet they much exceed in strength and activity.

Synonyms

Translations

having lustful desires
  • Chinese:
    Simplified: 淫荡
    Traditional: 淫蕩
    Pinyin: yindang
  • French: libidineux
  • German: lüstern
  • Greek: φιλήδονος (philédonos)
  • Italian: libidinoso
  • Japanese:
    kanji: 貪欲
    hiragana: どんよく
    romaji: donyoku
  • Korean:
    hangul: 음탕한
    romaja: eumtanghan
  • Latin: libidinosus
  • Old English: galfull, gallic
  • Romanian: libidinos
  • Russian: похотливый (pokhotlivy)
  • Spanish: libidinoso

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