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Definition of "lusty" []

  • Full of vigor or vitality; robust. (adjective)
  • Powerful; strong: a lusty cry. (adjective)
  • Lustful. (adjective)
  • Merry; joyous. (adjective)

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 "lusty" in a sentence
  • "The California-Italian food is soulful and lusty, which is why it's a perennial hangout for those in the wine business and other locals."
  • "Numbers like "Annie" (co-written with Eric Clapton) and "April Fool" spotlight Lane's gifts as a master sentimentalist, while "You're So Rude" recalls the lusty lad rock of the Faces with (a pre-Hollywood sell out) Rod Stewart."
  • "Whether he was 'greedy' or 'lusty' -- or both -- behind the wheel,"