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lust

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of lust

  1. 1 intense sexual desire <he was overcome with lust when he saw the images> Synonyms ardor, concupiscence, eros, eroticism, horniness, itch, lustfulness, passion Related Words erotomania, nymphomania, satyriasis; lasciviousness, lewdness, libidinousness, licentiousness, lickerishness, randiness, salaciousness, wantonness Near Antonyms frigidity

  2. 2 a strong wish for something <the belief that most politicians have a lust for power> Synonyms appetency, appetite, craving, drive, hankering, hunger, itch, jones [slang], letch, longing, desire, passion, pining, thirst, thirstiness, urge, yearning, yenRelated Words compulsion, impulse, impulsion, will, zeal; liking, love, taste, weakness; eagerness, impatience; want, wish; necessity, need, requirement; obsession; acquisitiveness, avarice, avariciousness, avidity, covetousness, cupidity, greed, greediness, rapaciousness, rapacity; cacoëthes, maniaNear Antonyms abhorrence, abomination, allergy, averseness, aversion, disfavor, disgust, disinclination, dislike, disliking, distaste, hatred, loathing, nausea, repugnance, repulsion, revulsion; apathy, indifference, insouciance, nonchalance, unconcern

  3. 3 urgent desire or interest <vacation tours for people with a lust for adventure> Synonyms appetite, ardor, avidity, avidness, desirousness, enthusiasm, excitement, hunger, impatience, keenness, eagerness, thirstRelated Words alacrity, quickness; ambition, gusto, zest; appetence, appetency, fervency, passion, warmth, zeal; amenability, readiness, willingnessNear Antonyms casualness, insouciance, nonchalance, unconcern; aloofness, detachment; impassivity, languidness, languor; halfheartedness, lukewarmnessAntonyms apathy, indifference

  4. 4 sexual appetite <a no-strings-attached relationship in which both parties were there merely for the satisfaction of their lust> Synonyms concupiscence, eroticism, horniness, hots, itch, lech, letch, libidinousness, desire, lustfulness, lustihood, passion, salaciousnessRelated Words libido; ardor, heat, rut; erotomania, hypersexuality, lecherousness, lechery, nymphomania, satyriasis; veneryNear Antonyms abstinence, celibacy, chastity; frigidity, frigidness




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