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.
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How to use Faustian in a sentence
Bain Capital partner Edward Conard struck a Faustian pact with the publicity Devil.
Faustus is likely derived from Hephaestus—a Faustian struggle is between good and evil.
All this can be traced to a Faustian bargain Republicans made precisely 100 years after President Lincoln was re-elected.
But yanked into the national spotlight by hidden cameras, it brought him a Faustian opportunity.
Let's get Faustian about this and raise the tempo, I nearly implored.The Land of Look Behind | Paul Cameron Brown
Each transaction in the transient corresponds to a pragmatics that transforms the Faustian promise into an advertising slogan.The Civilization of Illiteracy | Mihai Nadin
British Dictionary definitions for Faustian
of or relating to Faust, esp reminiscent of his bargain with the devil
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