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Etymology

Latin libidinosus, from libido ‘lust’.

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Adjective

libidinous (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
libidinous

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

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  • 1726Jonathan 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.

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