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lustful

[luhst-fuh l]
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adjective
  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.
  3. Archaic. lusty.
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Origin of lustful

before 900; Middle English, Old English; see lust, -ful
Related formslust·ful·ly, adverblust·ful·ness, nounun·lust·ful, adjectiveun·lust·ful·ly, adverb
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Historical Examples

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for lustfully

lustful

adjective
  1. driven by lust
  2. archaic vigorous or lusty
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Derived Formslustfully, adverblustfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for lustfully

lustful

adj.

Old English lustfull "wishful, desirous, having an eager desire;" see lust (n.) + -ful. Specifically of sexual desire from 1570s. Related: Lustfully; lustfulness. Middle English also had lustsome, which was used in a sense of "voluptuous, lustful" from c.1400. Old English had lustbære "desirable, pleasant, cheerful, joyous."

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