Lust meaning

lŭst
Intense sexual desire.
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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.

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To have an intense desire, especially one that is sexual.
verb
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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.

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To feel an intense desire, esp. sexual desire.
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(intransitive) To crave sexual contact urgently.
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(intransitive) To desire very strongly.
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A feeling of strong desire, especially of a sexual nature.

Seeing Kim fills me with a passionate lust.

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A desire to gratify the senses; bodily appetite.
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(archaic) A general want or longing, not necessarily sexual.

The boarders hide their lust to go home.

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(archaic) A delightful cause of joy, pleasure.

An ideal son is his father's lasting lust.

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(obsolete) Pleasure; relish.
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Origin of lust

  • Middle English from Old English desire las- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English lust (“lust, pleasure, longing"), 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 lushë (“bitch, savage dog, promiscuous woman"), or to English loose. Confer list (“to please"), listless.

    From Wiktionary