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How does the adjective lusty contrast with its synonyms?

Some common synonyms of lusty are energetic, nervous, strenuous, and vigorous. While all these words mean "having or showing great vitality and force," lusty implies exuberant energy and capacity for enjoyment.

a lusty appetite for life

When would energetic be a good substitute for lusty?

The synonyms energetic and lusty are sometimes interchangeable, but energetic suggests a capacity for intense activity.

an energetic campaigner

Where would nervous be a reasonable alternative to lusty?

While in some cases nearly identical to lusty, nervous suggests especially the forcibleness and sustained effectiveness resulting from mental vigor.

full of nervous energy

When is it sensible to use strenuous instead of lusty?

Although the words strenuous and lusty have much in common, strenuous suggests a preference for coping with the arduous or the challenging.

the strenuous life on an oil rig

In what contexts can vigorous take the place of lusty?

The words vigorous and lusty can be used in similar contexts, but vigorous further implies showing no signs of depletion or diminishing of freshness or robustness.

as vigorous as a youth half his age

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“Lusty.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/lusty. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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