lustful

[ luhst-fuh l ]
/ ˈlʌst fəl /

adjective

full of or motivated by lust, greed, or the like: He was an emperor lustful of power.
having strong sexual desires; lecherous; libidinous.
Archaic. lusty.

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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British Dictionary definitions for lustfulness

lustful

/ (ˈlʌstfʊl) /

adjective

driven by lust
archaic vigorous or lusty
Derived Formslustfully, adverblustfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for lustfulness

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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