What does LUST mean?

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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


  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)


  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

  8. Origin: [AS. lystan. See Lust, n., and cf. List to choose.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lust

    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.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of LUST in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of LUST in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    Love is blind, but lust has many eyes.

  2. Sunil Joyia:

    The journey of love to lust brings sky to dust.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    Trust is the strength of respect and the lust its weakness.

  4. John Lahr:

    Society drives people crazy with lust and calls it advertising.

  5. Frederick Buechner, Wishful Thinking, 1973:

    Lust is the craving for salt of a person who is dying of thirst.

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