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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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  • The lusty man next him with the red head I have not seen before.

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
  • I pitched it pretty middlin' high, I fetched a lusty tone, But oh, alas!

    Farm Ballads Will Carleton
  • We chose six lusty fellows, and supplied them with pistols and cutlasses.

  • The strong and lusty bore down the weak in the struggle to get near to the procession.

    The Scapegoat Hall Caine
  • In its fiercer gusts it drowned the ring of the lusty voices.

  • He mocked her silvery treble in his lusty baritone and roared with laughter.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • John the Clerk came in the afternoon, and there was some lusty disputation.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • I answered with a laugh—my mood was lusty and cruel—and thrust at him.

    The Suitors of Yvonne Raphael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for lusty

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 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.

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