lust·​ful | \ ˈləst-fəl How to pronounce lustful (audio) \

Definition of lustful

: excited by lust : lecherous

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lustfully \ ˈləst-​fə-​lē How to pronounce lustful (audio) \ adverb
lustfulness noun

Examples of lustful in a Sentence

He looked at her with lustful eyes. a chronically lustful college jock who was always chasing after girls
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First Known Use of lustful

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Lustful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of lustful

: feeling or showing strong sexual desire : feeling or showing lust

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