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lust

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noun \ˈləst\

Definition of lust

  1. 1 obsolete a :  pleasure, delightb :  personal inclination :  wish

  2. 2 :  usually intense or unbridled sexual desire :  lasciviousness <He was motivated more by lust than by love.>

  3. 3a :  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

Definition of lust

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

Origin and Etymology of lust

see 1lust


First Known Use: 12th century



LUST Defined for English Language Learners

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lust

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noun \ˈləst\

Definition of lust for English Language Learners

  • : a strong feeling of sexual desire

  • : a strong desire for something


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lust

verb

Definition of lust for English Language Learners

  • : to have a strong sexual desire for someone

  • : to have a strong desire for something


LUST Defined for Kids

lust

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noun \ˈləst\

Definition of lust for Students

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



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