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[luhst-fuh l] /ˈlʌst fəl/
full of or motivated by lust, greed, or the like:
He was an emperor lustful of power.
having strong sexual desires; lecherous; libidinous.
Archaic. lusty.
Origin of lustful
before 900; Middle English, Old English; see lust, -ful
Related forms
lustfully, adverb
lustfulness, noun
unlustful, adjective
unlustfully, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web 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


driven by lust
(archaic) vigorous or lusty
Derived Forms
lustfully, adverb
lustfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for lustful

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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