Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

lusty

[luhs-tee]
See more synonyms for lusty on Thesaurus.com
adjective, lust·i·er, lust·i·est.
  1. full of or characterized by healthy vigor.
  2. hearty, as a meal.
  3. spirited; enthusiastic.
  4. lustful; lecherous.
Show More

Origin of lusty

Middle English: word dating back to 1175–1225; see origin at lust, -y1
Related formslust·i·ly, adverblust·i·ness, nouno·ver·lust·i·ness, nouno·ver·lust·y, adjectiveun·lust·y, adjective

Synonyms

See more synonyms for lusty on Thesaurus.com
1. robust, strong, sturdy, stout.

Antonyms

1. feeble, weak.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for lusty

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples


British Dictionary definitions for lusty

lusty

adjective lustier or lustiest
  1. having or characterized by robust health
  2. strong or invigoratinga lusty brew
  3. lustful
Show More
Derived Formslustily, adverblustiness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for 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.

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper