noun \ˈləst\

: a strong feeling of sexual desire

: a strong desire for something

Full Definition of LUST

a :  pleasure, delight
b :  personal inclination :  wish
:  usu. intense or unbridled sexual desire :  lasciviousness
a :  an intense longing :  craving <a lust to succeed>
b :  enthusiasm, eagerness <admired his lust for life>

Examples of LUST

  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 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

Rhymes with LUST


intransitive verb

: to have a strong sexual desire for someone

: to have a strong desire for something

Full Definition of LUST

:  to have an intense desire or need :  crave; specifically :  to have a sexual urge

First Known Use of LUST

12th century


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