adjective, lust·i·er, lust·i·est.
- lusus naturae,
- lut desert,
- lute stern
Origin of lusty
Examples from the Web for lustily
Then he was rolling about on what seemed to be a padded floor with Kurt, and being punched and sworn at lustily.The War in the Air|Herbert George Wells
The song, once an indispensable item in the programme, may now and again be heard, lustily shouted by the dalesmen.Bygone Cumberland and Westmorland|Daniel Scott
Well and lustily did he battle and none could withstand him.In the Court of King Arthur|Samuel Lowe
Often for several days he resists and roars most lustily, and the assistance of the tame ones is required to keep him in order.My First Voyage to Southern Seas|W.H.G. Kingston
He pulled at this drawer most lustily, but it was locked, and Miss Sidebottom had the key.
adjective lustier or lustiest
early 13c., "joyful, merry," from lust + -y (2). It largely has escaped the Christianization and denigration of its root word. The sense of "full of healthy vigor" is from late 14c.; that of "full of desire" is attested from c.1400. Related: Lustily; lustiness.