[ fou-stee-uh n ]
/ ˈfaʊ sti ən /


of, relating to, or characteristic of Faust: a Faustian novel.
sacrificing spiritual values for power, knowledge, or material gain: a Faustian pact with the Devil.
characterized by spiritual dissatisfaction or torment.
possessed with a hunger for knowledge or mastery.

Origin of Faustian

First recorded in 1875–80; Faust + -ian
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British Dictionary definitions for faustian

/ (ˈfaʊstɪən) /


of or relating to Faust, esp reminiscent of his bargain with the devil
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