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lusty

[luhs-tee] /ˈlʌs ti/
adjective, lustier, lustiest.
1.
full of or characterized by healthy vigor.
2.
hearty, as a meal.
3.
spirited; enthusiastic.
4.
lustful; lecherous.
Origin of lusty
1175-1225
Middle English: word dating back to 1175-1225; See origin at lust, -y1
Related forms
lustily, adverb
lustiness, noun
overlustiness, noun
overlusty, adjective
unlusty, adjective
Synonyms
1. robust, strong, sturdy, stout.
Antonyms
1. feeble, weak.
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Examples from the Web for lustily
Historical Examples
  • Methinks that Gascony is too small a cock to crow so lustily.

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
  • I could not swim a stroke; and I sang out, lustily, for help.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • Gor, I—I liked the fun, and so I thumpt away, and hiss'd as lustily as the best of 'em.

    The Contrast Royall Tyler
  • She hit out as lustily as if she had not considered the matter at all.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • A sirloin was set before him, on which he laid to as lustily as any beef-eater.

  • Having no weapon at hand, I motioned and yelled at him most lustily.

  • "I didn't steal the wallet," cried Tim lustily, as he struggled to get away.

    The Boat Club Oliver Optic
  • And then he would curse Phineas lustily for losing the precious letter.

    The Rough Road

    William John Locke
  • Then she did call, as lustily as she was able, though in vain.

    Linda Tressel

    Anthony Trollope
  • He let the tool fall, and slid down the pole as the men cheered him lustily.

    Chasing an Iron Horse Edward Robins
British Dictionary definitions for lustily

lusty

/ˈlʌstɪ/
adjective lustier, lustiest
1.
having or characterized by robust health
2.
strong or invigorating: a lusty brew
3.
lustful
Derived Forms
lustily, adverb
lustiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for lustily
adv.

early 13c., lustliche, "willingly, eagerly, readily;" see lusty + -ly (2). Meaning "with pleasure, voluptuously" is c.1300; meaning "vigorously, energetically" is c.1400.

lusty

adj.

early 13c., "joyful, merry," from lust + -y (2). It largely has escaped the Christianization and denigration of its root word. The sense of "full of healthy vigor" is from late 14c.; that of "full of desire" is attested from c.1400. Related: Lustily; lustiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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