lust

[ luhst ]
/ lʌst /

noun

verb (used without object)

to have intense sexual desire.
to have a yearning or desire; have a strong or excessive craving (often followed by for or after).

Origin of lust

before 900; Middle English luste, Old English lust; cognate with Dutch, German lust pleasure, desire; akin to Old Norse lyst desire; see list4

Related forms

un·lust·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lust

lust

/ (lʌst) /

noun

a strong desire for sexual gratification
a strong desire or drive

verb

(intr; often foll by after or for) to have a lust (for)

Word Origin for lust

Old English; related to Old High German lust desire, Old Norse losti sexual desire, Latin lascīvus playful, wanton, lustful. Compare listless
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