lusty

adjective \ ˈlə-stē \

Definition of lusty

lustier; lustiest
1 archaic :merry, joyous
2 :lustful
  • lusty passion
3 a :full of strength and vitality :healthy, vigorous
  • a young, lusty, growing country
  • —Helen Harris
b :hearty, robust
  • a lusty beef stew
c :enthusiastic, rousing
  • a lusty rendition of the song

lustily

play \ˈlə-stə-lē\ adverb

lustiness

play \ˈlə-stē-nəs\ noun

Examples of lusty in a Sentence

  1. the lusty young rowers on the college crew team

  2. a lusty spirit of adventure

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First Known Use of lusty

13th century

Synonym Discussion of lusty

vigorous, energetic, strenuous, lusty, nervous mean having or showing great vitality and force. vigorous further implies showing no signs of depletion or diminishing of freshness or robustness.
    • as vigorous as a youth half his age
energetic suggests a capacity for intense activity.
    • an energetic campaigner
strenuous suggests a preference for coping with the arduous or the challenging.
    • the strenuous life on an oil rig
lusty implies exuberant energy and capacity for enjoyment.
    • a lusty appetite for life
nervous suggests especially the forcibleness and sustained effectiveness resulting from mental vigor.
    • full of nervous energy

LUSTY Defined for English Language Learners

lusty

adjective

Definition of lusty for English Language Learners

  • : full of strength and energy


LUSTY Defined for Kids

lusty

adjective \ ˈlə-stē \

Definition of lusty for Students

lustier; lustiest
:full of strength and energy
  • lusty cheers


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