lusty

[luhs-tee]
adjective, lustier, lustiest.
1.
full of or characterized by healthy vigor.
2.
hearty, as a meal.
3.
spirited; enthusiastic.
4.
lustful; lecherous.

Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English: see lust, -y1

lustily, adverb
lustiness, noun
overlustiness, noun
overlusty, adjective
unlusty, adjective


1. robust, strong, sturdy, stout.


1. feeble, weak.
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lusty (ˈlʌstɪ)
 
adj , lustier, lustiest
1.  having or characterized by robust health
2.  strong or invigorating: a lusty brew
3.  lustful
 
'lustily
 
adv
 
'lustiness
 
n

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lusty
early 13c., from lust, it largely has escaped the Christianization of that word; the original usage was "joyful, merry," later "full of healthy vigor" (late 14c.). The sense of "full of desire" is attested from c.1400.
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Example sentences
It could borrow from all those lusty savers and deploy the money it obtains.
To the uninitiated, a lusty whiff of the stuff brings an uppercut to the septum.
If cut off at ground level, next spring a lilac will send up a number of lusty sprouts.
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