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lust

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noun \ˈləst\

Simple Definition of lust

  • : a strong feeling of sexual desire

  • : a strong desire for something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of lust

  1. 1 obsolete a :  pleasure, delight b :  personal inclination :  wish

  2. 2 :  usu. intense or unbridled sexual desire :  lasciviousness

  3. 3 a :  an intense longing :  craving <a lust to succeed> b :  enthusiasm, eagerness <admired his lust for life>

Examples of lust in a sentence

  1. He was consumed by lust.

  2. He was driven by a lust for power.

  3. Lust for chocolate drew her into the candy store.



Origin and Etymology of lust

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German lust pleasure and perhaps to Latin lascivus wanton


First Known Use: before 12th century


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lust

verb

Simple Definition of lust

  • : to have a strong sexual desire for someone

  • : to have a strong desire for something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of lust

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to have an intense desire or need :  crave; specifically :  to have a sexual urge

12th Century

First Known Use of lust

12th century

Rhymes with lust



LUST Defined for Kids

lust

play
noun \ˈləst\

Definition of lust for Students

  1. :  a strong longing <She has a lust for adventure.>





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