lust·​ful | \ˈləst-fəl \

Definition of lustful 

: excited by lust : lecherous

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Other Words from lustful

lustfully \ˈləst-​fə-​lē \ 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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No one player did more damage to the Mavs' rebuilding plans than the former Texas A&M center, who now is the object of Mark Cuban's lustful basketball eye again. Mac Engel, star-telegram, "Never forget how DeAndre Jordan changed the Mavs," 30 June 2018 The film baptized a wider mainstream audience to his lustful soul-rock style. Lisa Respers France, CNN, "Tom Cruise teases 'Top Gun' sequel," 31 May 2018 It can be seen in countless instances, from King Kong imagery being used to attempt to demonstrate the lustful nature of black men, to throwing bananas in front of black sports players. Jennifer Wright, Harper's BAZAAR, "Roseanne Barr Succeeded Because of Her Backward Views," 31 May 2018 Overall, Texas landed in the 4th position as most sinful, but the Lone Star State was named the most lustful in all of America. Heather Leighton, Houston Chronicle, "Texas named the most lustful state in America, according to new Wallethub study," 21 Feb. 2018 On the latest cut from the EP that came out in March, the 20 year-old delivers a lustful radio-ready track with a sound and style that’s reminiscent of the cryptic early works from The Weeknd. Natalie Maher, Billboard, "NO1-NOAH Reveals Second Single 'FaceTime for 30' From His Debut EP," 26 Jan. 2018 The lustful Akshi passes the rest of the film in the hospital, hovering between life and death. Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Beyond the Clouds' ('Ansooy-e Abrha'): Film Review," 22 Jan. 2018 Black's solo show explores three different relationships where gender norms have been negated, revealing men who openly express their vulnerability and women who aren't afraid to be lustful, angry, or withdrawn. Chicago Reader, "Gift Theatre's Ten 2018, Filament Theatre's Forts!, and four more new stage shows," 11 Jan. 2018 The openly bisexual artists reenact the lustful tune, displaying their incredible bond front and center. Lauren Alvarez, Billboard, "Halsey Gets Romantic With Lauren Jauregui & Boyfriend G-Eazy at L.A. Concert," 4 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of lustful

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of lustful

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

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