lecherousness, lust, lustfulness(noun)
a strong sexual desire
self-indulgent sexual desire (personified as one of the deadly sins)
crave, hunger, thirst, starve, lust(verb)
have a craving, appetite, or great desire for
A feeling of strong desire, especially of a sexual nature.
Upon seeing Kim, I was filled with lust.
A general want or longing not necessarily sexual or devious.
The boarders hide their lust to go home.
A delightful cause of joy, pleasure.
An ideal son is his father's lasting lust.
To very strongly desire.
To crave sexual contact urgently.
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.
longing desire; eagerness to possess or enjoy; -- in a had sense; as, the lust of gain
licentious craving; sexual appetite
hence: Virility; vigor; active power
to list; to like
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
Origin: [AS. lystan. See Lust, n., and cf. List to choose.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
lust, n. longing desire: eagerness to possess: carnal appetite: (B.) any violent or depraved desire.—v.i. to desire eagerly (with after, for): to have carnal desire: to have depraved desires.—adjs. Lust′-breathed (Shak.), animated by lust; Lust′-dī′eted (Shak.), pampered by lust.—n. Lust′er.—adj. Lust′ful, having lust: inciting to lust: sensual.—adv. Lust′fully.—n. Lust′fulness.—adj. Lust′ic (Shak.), lusty, healthy, vigorous.—ns. Lust′ihead, Lust′ihood, Lust′iness.—adv. Lust′ily.—adj. Lust′less (Spens.), listless, feeble.—n. Lust′wort, the sundew.—adj. Lust′y, vigorous: healthful: stout: bulky: (Milt.) lustful. [A.S. lust, pleasure.]
The numerical value of lust in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of lust in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
True love never dies for it is lust that fades away. Love bonds for a lifetime but lust just pushes away.
Of all the worldly passions, lust is the most intense. All other worldly passions seem to follow in its train.
There are three things which the superior man guards against. In youth...lust. When he is strong...quarrelsomeness. When he is old...covetousness.
The most violent appetites in all creatures are lust and hunger the first is a perpetual call upon them to propagate their kind, the latter to preserve themselves.
There are many who lust for the simple answers of doctrine or decree. They are on the left and right. They are not confined to a single part of the society. They are terrorists of the mind.
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Translations for lust
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- شهوة, رغبةArabic
- luxúriaCatalan, Valencian
- begære, liderlighed, begær, føle, tørste, lystDanish
- sehnen, begehren, Lust, verlangen, WollustGerman
- λαγνεία, ποθώ, επιθυμίαGreek
- شهوت و ميل شديدPersian
- himoita, ikävä, himo, ilo, ikävöintiFinnish
- désirer, luxure, joieFrench
- ana-miann, miannScottish Gaelic
- חמד, השתוקק, התאוהHebrew
- lussuria, libidine, libidoItalian
- 色欲, 淫欲, 情欲Japanese
- luxuria, libidineLatin
- lusten, plezier, smachten, lust, wellust, verlangen, begeerte, begerenDutch
- pragnienie, pożądanie, żądzaPolish
- concupiscență, luxură, desfrânareRomanian
- страсть, похоть, вожделение, желание, похотливостьRussian
- похота, пожудаSerbo-Croatian
- lust, åtrå, begärSwedish
- ihtiras, arzu, tutkuTurkish
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