libidinous

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj libidinous driven by lust; preoccupied with or exhibiting lustful desires "libidinous orgies"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Libidinous Having lustful desires; characterized by lewdness; sensual; lascivious.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • libidinous Characterized by lust or lewdness; having or arising from an eager appetite for sexual indulgence; lustful; lewd; also, fitted to excite lustful desire.
    • libidinous Synonyms Prurient, concupiscent. See list under lascivious.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Libidinous li-bid′in-us lustful, lascivious, lewd
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. libidinosus, fr. libido, libidinis, pleasure, desire, lust, fr. libet, lubet, it pleases: cf. F. libidineux,. See Lief
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. libidinosuslibido, desire—libet, lubet, it pleases.

Usage

In literature:

Something I cannot see puts upward libidinous prongs, Seas of bright juice suffuse heaven.
"Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman
He set no bounds to his libidinous intercourse with women, but never betrayed any unnatural desires for the other sex.
"The Lives Of The Twelve Caesars, Complete To Which Are Added, His Lives Of The Grammarians, Rhetoricians, And Poets" by C. Suetonius Tranquillus
Sed profecto fortuna in omni re dominatur; ea res cunctas ex libidine magis quam ex vero celebrat obscuratque.
"De Bello Catilinario et Jugurthino" by Caius Sallustii Crispi (Sallustius)
They begin very early to abandon themselves to the most libidinous scenes.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 6 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
It is not unusual to hear that the English Reformation grew out of the ambition of a libidinous monarch.
"English Literature, Considered as an Interpreter of English History" by Henry Coppee
Its motive power as well as its effect, as is shown by the pollution, is of a purely libidinous nature.
"Dream Psychology" by Sigmund Freud
Wood has affirmed, that this accident arose from libidinous dalliance with a handsome black girl in Axe-yard, Westminster.
"The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland (1753)" by Theophilus Cibber
Wilt thou vnderstande what dishonour and infamie, desire of libidinous lust doth bring, read the rape of Lucrece?
"The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1" by William Painter
Some of these critics seized upon the word libidinous.
"An Anarchist Woman" by Hutchins Hapgood
Then came obscene revels and libidinous acts.
"City Crimes" by Greenhorn
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In poetry:

But they've taken his enemy from him
And left him only his libidinousness,
His nostrils turning back, to sniff at even himself
And his slitted eyes seeking the needle's eye,
His own, unthreaded, forever.
"He-Goat" by D H Lawrence
But he-goat,
Black procreant male of the selfish will and libidinous desire,
God in black cloud with curving horns of bronze,
Find an enemy, Egoist, and clash the cymbals in face-to-face
defiance,
And let the lightning out of your smothered dusk.
"He-Goat" by D H Lawrence

In news:

A Libidinous Frenzy That Is Hard to Resist.
A Libidinous Frenzy That Is Hard to Resist .
Palm Springs had been known for years as a golf course-studded retirement mecca, invaded annually by hordes of libidinous college kids on spring break.
But Leroy fears she's not sexy or uninhibited enough to play the White Swan 's dark, libidinous other half, the Black Swan .
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