lustful

adjective

lust·​ful ˈləst-fəl How to pronounce lustful (audio)
: excited by lust : lecherous
lustfully adverb
lustfulness noun

Example Sentences

He looked at her with lustful eyes. a chronically lustful college jock who was always chasing after girls
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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lustful was in the 14th century

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“Lustful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lustful. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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lustful

adjective

lust·​ful ˈləst-fəl How to pronounce lustful (audio)
: excited by lust
lustfully adverb
lustfulness noun

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