- Lust is defined as a strong desire for something or someone.
- An example of lust is the feeling a guy feels when he looks at an extremely attractive supermodel.
- An example of lust is a strong desire for a sleek new car.
- Lust means feeling a strong desire for someone or something, especially of a sexual nature.
- An example of lust is what you might feel when you see a really attractive person of the opposite sex.
- An example of lust is when you feel a very strong desire to buy a sleek new car.
- a desire to gratify the senses; bodily appetite
- sexual desire
- excessive sexual desire, esp. as seeking unrestrained gratification
- overmastering desire: a lust for power
- intense enthusiasm; zest
Origin of lustMiddle English ; from Old English pleasure, delight, appetite, akin to German pleasure ; from Indo-European base an unverified form las-, to be eager from source Classical Latin lascivus, wanton, larva, specter, ghost: sexual senses in eastern; English chiefly ; from rendering Vulgate concupiscentia carnis (1 John 2:16) as “lusts of the flesh”
- Intense sexual desire.
- a. An overwhelming desire or craving: a lust for power.b. Intense eagerness or enthusiasm: a lust for life.
- Obsolete Pleasure; relish.
intransitive verblust·ed, lust·ing, lusts
Origin of lustMiddle English, from Old English, desire; see las- in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural lusts)
(third-person singular simple present lusts, present participle lusting, simple past and past participle lusted)
Old English lust (â€œlust, pleasure, longingâ€), from Proto-Germanic *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" and Albanian lushÃ« (â€œbitch, savage dog, promiscuous womanâ€), or to English loose. Confer list (â€œto pleaseâ€), listless.