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lusty

[luhs-tee] /ˈlʌs ti/
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
1175-1225; Middle English: see lust, -y1
Related forms
lustily, adverb
lustiness, noun
overlustiness, noun
overlusty, adjective
unlusty, adjective
Synonyms
1. robust, strong, sturdy, stout.
Antonyms
1. feeble, weak.
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British Dictionary definitions for un lusty

lusty

/ˈlʌstɪ/
adjective lustier, lustiest
1.
having or characterized by robust health
2.
strong or invigorating a lusty brew
3.
lustful
Derived Forms
lustily, adverb
lustiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for un lusty
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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