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[luhst-fuh l]
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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.
  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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Related Words for lustfulness

eroticism, hunger, lechery, lust, yearning, prurience, infatuation, rapture, eagerness, liking, appetite, craze, hankering, attraction, solicitude, thirst, relish, propensity, fervor, ardor

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Historical Examples of lustfulness

  • The very danger and lustfulness of her, which had so pricked his senses, now made him colder.

    Aaron's Rod

    D. H. Lawrence

  • What lustfulness would surround them, what constant pruriency, what stealing!

  • And yet—perhaps its working is divine behind all that veil of vulgarity and lustfulness.

British Dictionary definitions for lustfulness


  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 lustfulness



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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