- full of or characterized by healthy vigor.
- hearty, as a meal.
- spirited; enthusiastic.
- lustful; lecherous.
Origin of lusty
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1. robust, strong, sturdy, stout.
1. feeble, weak.
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Examples from the Web for lusty
If the lusty cheers in the Time Warner Cable Arena were any indication, these speakers fired up the base.Michelle Obama’s Resounding Triumph
September 5, 2012
It should not be surprising that my head was full of lusty fantasy that summer.The Summer of the Entenmann's Man
July 9, 2010
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
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
In its fiercer gusts it drowned the ring of the lusty voices.The Shadow of a Crime
- having or characterized by robust health
- strong or invigoratinga lusty brew
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Word Origin and History for lusty
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