adjective \ˈləs-tē\

: full of strength and energy


Full Definition of LUSTY

archaic :  merry, joyous
:  lustful <lusty passion>
a :  full of strength and vitality :  healthy, vigorous <a young, lusty, growing country — Helen Harris>
b :  hearty, robust <a lusty beef stew>
c :  enthusiastic, rousing <a lusty rendition of the song>
lust·i·ly \-tə-lē\ adverb
lust·i·ness \-tē-nəs\ noun

Examples of LUSTY

  1. <the lusty young rowers on the college crew team>
  2. <a lusty spirit of adventure>

First Known Use of LUSTY

13th century

Synonym Discussion of LUSTY

vigorous, energetic, strenuous, lusty, nervous mean having or showing great vitality and force. vigorous further implies showing no signs of depletion or diminishing of freshness or robustness <as vigorous as a youth half his age>. energetic suggests a capacity for intense activity <an energetic campaigner>. strenuous suggests a preference for coping with the arduous or the challenging <the strenuous life on an oil rig>. lusty implies exuberant energy and capacity for enjoyment <a lusty appetite for life>. nervous suggests especially the forcibleness and sustained effectiveness resulting from mental vigor <full of nervous energy>.

Rhymes with LUSTY

LUSTINESS Defined for Kids


adjective \ˈlə-stē\

Definition of LUSTY for Kids

:  full of strength and energy <lusty cheers>


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