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Definition of "lust" []

  • Intense or unrestrained sexual craving. (noun)
  • An overwhelming desire or craving: a lust for power. (noun)
  • Intense eagerness or enthusiasm: a lust for life. (noun)
  • Obsolete Pleasure; relish. (noun)
  • To have an intense or obsessive desire, especially one that is sexual. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lust" in a sentence
  • "Sexual attraction alone and what we describe as lust, passion or other less mysterious motivations do not answer the question."
  • "He takes what we call lust, and makes of it the main motive force in his vivid and terrible sketches."
  • "Apparently all women fall head over heels in lust with him and that a mature and realistic attitude to work is for lesser people."