Definitions for lustlʌst

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lustlʌst(n.)

  1. intense sexual desire or appetite.

  2. uncontrolled or illicit sexual desire.

  3. a passionate or overwhelming desire or craving (usu. fol. by for):

    a lust for power.

  4. ardent enthusiasm; zest; relish:

    a lust for life.

  5. Obs. pleasure or delight. desire; inclination; wish.

  6. (v.i.)to have intense sexual desire.

  7. to have a passionate yearning or desire (often fol. by for or after).

Origin of lust:

bef. 900; ME luste, OE lust, c. OFris, OHG lust, ON lyst, Go lustus; cf. list4

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lecherousness, lust, lustfulness(noun)

    a strong sexual desire

  2. lust, luxuria(verb)

    self-indulgent sexual desire (personified as one of the deadly sins)

  3. crave, hunger, thirst, starve, lust(verb)

    have a craving, appetite, or great desire for

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. lust(noun)ˈʌst

    strong sexual desire

    It's lust, not love.

Wiktionary

  1. lust(Noun)

    A feeling of strong desire, especially of a sexual nature.

    Upon seeing Kim, I was filled with lust.

  2. lust(Noun)

    A general want or longing not necessarily sexual or devious.

    The boarders hide their lust to go home.

  3. lust(Noun)

    A delightful cause of joy, pleasure.

    An ideal son is his father's lasting lust.

  4. lust(Verb)

    To very strongly desire.

  5. lust(Verb)

    To crave sexual contact urgently.

  6. Origin: lust, from lustuz. Akin to Old Saxon, Dutch lust, Old Frisian, Old High German, German Lust, & Swedish lust, Danish lyst & Icelandic lyst, Old Norse losti, Gothic lustus, and perhaps to Sanskrit lush "to desire", or to English loose. Confer list, listless.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lust(noun)

    pleasure

  2. Lust(noun)

    inclination; desire

  3. Lust(noun)

    longing desire; eagerness to possess or enjoy; -- in a had sense; as, the lust of gain

  4. Lust(noun)

    licentious craving; sexual appetite

  5. Lust(noun)

    hence: Virility; vigor; active power

  6. Lust(noun)

    to list; to like

  7. Lust(noun)

    to have an eager, passionate, and especially an inordinate or sinful desire, as for the gratification of the sexual appetite or of covetousness; -- often with after

Freebase

  1. Lust

    Lust is an intense desire or craving. Lust can take many forms such as the lust for knowledge, the lust for sex or the lust for power. It can take such mundane forms as the lust for food as distinct from the need for food. Lust is a powerful psychological feeling producing intense wanting for an object, or circumstance fulfilling a it. Many religions separate the definition of passion and lust by further categorizing lust as type of passion for something that does not belong to oneself.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

lust(noun)

(a) very strong desire

a lust for power.

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