adjective, lust·i·er, lust·i·est.
- lusus naturae,
- lut desert,
- lute stern
Origin of lusty
Examples from the Web for lusty
If the lusty cheers in the Time Warner Cable Arena were any indication, these speakers fired up the base.
It should not be surprising that my head was full of lusty fantasy that summer.
Hail to the lusty young State of Washington, rising like a giant in its strength; farewell to old territorial days.Lyman's History of old Walla Walla County, Vol. 1 (of 2)|William Denison Lyman
It seemed like a lusty myth, whose succulent and searching roots were in a bottomless bog, with little chance of sound foundation.Wild Animals at Home|Ernest Thompson Seton
Would it not be fine if this lusty son of a worthy sire, the Red Cross Christmas stamp, were to help get us started again?
But he calmed her, swinging his strong arms, swelling out his lusty chest.Woman Triumphant|Vicente Blasco Ibaez
I thought the first virgin, who is a lusty virago, called Miss Miller, would have knocked him down; and I hoped she would.Their Majesties' Servants (Volume 2 of 3)|John Doran
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.