libido

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From Latin libīdō (lust, desire). Used originally in psychoanalytic contexts.

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libido (plural libidos)

  1. (common usage) Sexual urges or drives.
    Good grief man, control your libido!
  2. (psychology) Drives or mental energies related or based on sexual instincts but not necessarily sexual in and of themselves.
    For Freudians, libido means the desire to "unite and bind" with objects in the world.
    The ego as an organ which seeks to synthesize thoughts in the psyche is said to be driven by libido or eros.

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French[edit]

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From Latin libīdō

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libido f

  1. libido

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Italian[edit]

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libido f (invariable)

  1. (psychoanalysis) libido

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libīdō f (genitive libīdinis); third declension

  1. pleasure, inclination, fancy, longing
  2. caprice, passion, wantonness
  3. lust, sensuality

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Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative libīdō libīdinēs
genitive libīdinis libīdinum
dative libīdinī libīdinibus
accusative libīdinem libīdinēs
ablative libīdine libīdinibus
vocative libīdō libīdinēs

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libido f (plural libidos)

  1. (psychology) libido (sexual urges or drives)
  2. (psychology) libido (drives based on sexual instincts)

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin libīdō

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  • IPA(key): /lǐbido/
  • Hyphenation: li‧bi‧do

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lìbido m (Cyrillic spelling лѝбидо)

  1. libido

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Slovene[edit]

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From Latin libīdō.

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líbido m inan (genitive líbida, nominative plural líbidi)

  1. libido

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Spanish[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /li.'bi.do/, [li.'βi.ðo]

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libido m (plural libidos)

  1. libido, sex drive