[ luhst-fuhl ]
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  1. full of or motivated by lust, greed, or the like: He was an emperor lustful of power.

  2. having strong sexual desires; lecherous; libidinous.

  1. Archaic. lusty.

Origin of lustful

First recorded before 900; lust + -ful

Other words from lustful

  • lust·ful·ly, adverb
  • lust·ful·ness, noun
  • un·lust·ful, adjective
  • un·lust·ful·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use lustful in a sentence

  • Even if you describe it as “that toxic yellow stuff I shouldn’t be eating,” it’s likely that you’ve occasionally succumbed to the smooth, lustful texture of cheese sauce.

  • Wade looked at the red tongue licking lustfully between blue lips, and then gazed on the ragged, bush-grown wastes on either side.

  • Here was a greedy man, torn in twain betwixt greed and conscience; and I sat by and relished, and lustfully renewed his torments.

    In the South Seas | Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The ghastly, needle-sharp mandibles beside its mouth seemed to move lustfully with a life of their own.

    Planet of Dread | Murray Leinster
  • Here all are stripped of cover And revel lustfully; The barren rock, a star!

    Life Immovable | Kostes Palamas

British Dictionary definitions for lustful


/ (ˈlʌstfʊl) /

  1. driven by lust

  2. archaic vigorous or lusty

Derived forms of lustful

  • lustfully, adverb
  • lustfulness, noun

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