lusty

[ luhs-tee ]
/ ˈlʌs ti /

adjective, lust·i·er, lust·i·est.

full of or characterized by healthy vigor.
hearty, as a meal.
spirited; enthusiastic.
lustful; lecherous.

Origin of lusty

Middle English: word dating back to 1175–1225; see origin at lust, -y1
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British Dictionary definitions for lusty

lusty

/ (ˈlʌstɪ) /

adjective lustier or lustiest

having or characterized by robust health
strong or invigoratinga lusty brew
lustful
Derived Formslustily, adverblustiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for lusty

lusty


adj.

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.

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