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lustful

[luhst-fuh l] /ˈlʌst fəl/
adjective
1.
full of or motivated by lust, greed, or the like:
He was an emperor lustful of power.
2.
having strong sexual desires; lecherous; libidinous.
3.
Archaic. lusty.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English, Old English; see lust, -ful
Related forms
lustfully, adverb
lustfulness, noun
unlustful, adjective
unlustfully, adverb
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Examples for lustful
  • Soon the leggy track star attracts a lustful villain.
  • He began to have lustful thoughts and pulling down the shade of the window closed his eyes and turned his face to the wall.
  • Her memory failed to inform her on what part of the body the prying and lustful hand of another had touched her.
  • The state also argued that the court should admit evidence of lustful disposition.
British Dictionary definitions for lustful

lustful

/ˈlʌstfʊl/
adjective
1.
driven by lust
2.
(archaic) vigorous or lusty
Derived Forms
lustfully, adverb
lustfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for lustful
adj.

Old English lustfull "wishful, desirous, having an eager desire;" see lust (n.) + -ful. Specifically of sexual desire from 1570s. Related: Lustfully; lustfulness. Middle English also had lustsome, which was used in a sense of "voluptuous, lustful" from c.1400. Old English had lustbære "desirable, pleasant, cheerful, joyous."

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