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lust Explained

lust at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


lust at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

O.E. lust "desire, pleasure," from P.Gmc. *lustuz (cf. O.S., O.Fris., Du., Ger. lust, O.N. lyst, Goth. lustus "pleasure, desire, lust"), from PIE *las- "to be eager, wanton, or unruly" (cf. L. lascivus "wanton, playful, lustful;" see lascivious). In M.E., "any source of pleasure or delight," also "an appetite," also "a liking for a person," also "fertility" (of soil). Sense of "sinful sexual desire, degrading animal passion" (now the main meaning) developed in late O.E. from the word's use in Bible translations. In other Gmc. languages, the cognates of lust tend to still mean simply "pleasure." The verb is first attested c.1230, "to please, delight;" sense of "to have a strong sexual desire (for or after)" is first attested 1526 in biblical use. Lusty (c.1225) mostly has escaped the Christianization of the word; the original usage was "joyful, merry," later "full of healthy vigor" (c.1374). The sense of "full of desire" is attested from c.1400. ///

lust at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [Language: Old English; Origin:]//
1 [U and C] very strong sexual desire, especially when it does not include love: --My feelings for Lauren were pure lust.//
2 [singular, U] a very strong desire to have something, usually power or money -used to show disapproval: lust for// --Hitler's lust for power //
3 (a) lust for life: a strong determination to enjoy life as much as possible - used to show approval// --the happy-go-lucky lust for life so typical of southern Italy//
lust 2 v lust after/for / [lust after/for sb/sth] phr v//
1 to be strongly sexually attracted to someone, and think about having sex with them: --She had secretely lusted after him for years.//
2 to want something very much, especially something that you do not really need: --This is a car to lust after.//

LUST at English => English (acronym) Of Explained:

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lust at German => English Of Explained:

delight, zest

lust at Dutch => English Of Explained:

disposal, inclination, lust, want

lust at German => English Of Explained:

delight, zest

lust at Swedish => English Of Explained:

fancy, inclination

lust at Swedish => english Of Explained:

fancy, inclination

lust at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

153 Moby Thesaurus words for "lust":
acedia, ache, ache for, acquisitiveness, ambition, andromania,
anger, animality, animus, aphrodisia, appetence, appetency,
appetite, appetition, avarice, avariciousness, avaritia, avidity,
avidness, bawdiness, biological urge, bodily appetite,
carnal desire, carnality, choice, clitoromania, command, conation,
conatus, concupiscence, coveting, covetousness, crave, craving,
cupidity, deadly sin, decision, desire, determination, dirtiness,
discretion, disposition, drive, energy, envy, eromania, eroticism,
eroticomania, eroticomaniac, erotism, erotomania, excitement,
fancy, fervor, fleshliness, fleshly lust, free choice, free will,
frenzy of desire, furor uterinus, fury of desire, gluttony,
goatishness, grasping, graspingness, greed, greediness, gula,
gynecomania, hanker, heat, hoggishness, horniness, hot blood,
hot pants, hunger, hysteromania, inclination, incontinence,
indecency, infantile sexuality, inordinate desire, insatiability,
insatiable desire, intemperateness, intention, invidia, ira, itch,
itching palm, lasciviousness, lecherousness, lechery, lewdness,
libidinousness, libido, lickerishness, liking, lubriciousness,
lubricity, lust after, lustfulness, luxuria, mind, nymphomania,
objective, obscenity, overgreediness, passion, piggishness, pine,
pleasure, polymorphous perversity, priapism, pride, prurience,
pruriency, randiness, rapaciousness, rapacity, ravenousness,
resolution, rut, salaciousness, salacity, satyriasis, satyrism,
sensuality, sexiness, sexual desire, sexual longing,
sexual passion, sexuality, sloth, sordidness, superbia,
swinishness, thirst, urge, uteromania, velleity, venereal appetite,
volition, voraciousness, voracity, will, will power, wish,
wolfishness, wrath, yearn, yearning, yen

Lust at German => English Of Explained:

Lust [lust]nsf
delight, zest

lust at Dutch => English Of Explained:

lust [lɵst]
desire, want, wish
disposal, inclination, tendency
lust, passion
lust, sexualpleasure

lust at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (a): {desire}: sex drive, libido, lust, concupiscence, hots*, arousal.

[ADJ] (a): sexy, erotic, sexual, carnal, sensual, hot, horny, randy, rutting, lesbian, bisexual, % 2, SENSATION 1, Sensation in general.

[N] (Impurity): impurity, uncleanness, filth, immodesty, grossness, indelicacy, indecency, obscenity, ribaldry, smut, lust, carnality, pruriency, lechery, lubricity, debauchery, fornication, libertinism.

[ADJ] (Impurity): impure, unclean, dirty, immodest, shameless, indecorous, indelicate, indecent, loose, risqué, coarse, gross, smutty, ribald, obscene, bawdy, pornographic, concupiscent, prurient, lustful, carnal, lewd, lascivious.

Lust at English => English (Eastons 1897 Bible) Of Explained:

ry, granular, mealy, floury, farinaceous, pulverized, dusty, sandy, gritty, friable, crumbly.[V] (Roughness): be rough, roughen, ruffle, crisp, crumple, corrugate, set on edge, rumple.

[N] (Fold): fold, plait, pleat, crease, flectoin, joint, elbow, doubling, gathering, wrinkle, crinkle, crumple, rumpl

lust at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun, verb
noun (often disapproving) [U, C]
1 ~ (for sb) very strong sexual desire, especially when love is not involved:
Their affair was driven by pure lust.
2 ~ (for sth) very strong desire for sth or enjoyment of sth:
to satisfy his lust for power / revenge * She has a real lust for life (= she really enjoys life).
see also BLOODLUST
lust after / for sb/sth (often disapproving) to feel an extremely strong, especially sexual, desire for sb/sth

Lust at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Lust \Lust\, n. [AS. lust, lust, pleasure, longing; akin to OS.,
D., G., & Sw. lust, Dan. & Icel. lyst, Goth lustus, and perh.
tom Skr. lush to desire, or to E. loose. Cf. {List} to
please, {Listless}.]
1. Pleasure. [Obs.] `` Lust and jollity.'' --Chaucer.

2. Inclination; desire. [Obs.]

For little lust had she to talk of aught. --Spenser.

My lust to devotion is little. --Bp. Hall.

3. Longing desire; eagerness to possess or enjoy; -- in a had
sense; as, the lust of gain.

The lust of reigning. --Milton.

4. Licentious craving; sexual appetite. --Milton.

5. Hence: Virility; vigor; active power. [Obs.] --Bacon.

Lust \Lust\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Lusted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Lusting}.] [AS. lystan. See {Lust}, n., and cf. List to
1. To list; to like. [Obs.] --Chaucer. `` Do so if thou lust.
'' --Latimer.

Note: In earlier usage lust was impersonal.

In the water vessel he it cast When that him
luste. --Chaucer.

2. To have an eager, passionate, and especially an inordinate
or sinful desire, as for the gratification of the sexual
appetite or of covetousness; -- often with after.

Whatsoever thy soul lusteth after. --Deut. xii.

Whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her, hath
committed adultery with her already in his heart.
--Matt. v. 28.

The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy.
--James iv. 5.

lust at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: a strong sexual desire [syn: {lecherousness}, {lustfulness}]
2: self-indulgent sexual desire (personified as one of the
deadly sins) [syn: {luxuria}]

v : have a craving, appetite, or great desire for [syn: {crave},
{hunger}, {thirst}, {starve}]

lust at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Lust


Inter: wikipedi » a


Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » lust||lust, pleasure, longing|lang=ang, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » lustuz|lang=gem-pro. Akin to Old Saxon, Dutch Inter: term » lust|lang=nl, Old Frisian, Old High German, German Inter: term » Lust|lang=de, & Swedish Inter: term » lust|lang=sv, Danish Inter: term » lyst|lang=da & Icelandic Inter: term » lyst|lang=is, Old Norse Inter: term » losti|lang=non, Gothic lustus, and perhaps to Sanskrit lush "to desire" and Albanian Inter: term » lushë||bitch, savage dog, promiscuous woman|lang=sq, or to English Inter: term » loose. Confer Inter: term » list||to please, Inter: term » listless.


* Inter: IPA » /lʌst/|/lʊst/
  • Inter: rhymes » ʌst
  • Inter: audio » en-uk-lust.ogg|Audio (UK)


    Inter: en-noun » -

  • A feeling of strong desire, especially of a sexual nature.
    1. : Seeing Kim fills me with a passionate lust.
    2. Inter: archai » c A general want or longing not necessarily sexual or devious.
    3. : ''The boarders hide their lust to go home.
    4. Inter: archai » c A delightful cause of joy, pleasure.
    5. : An ideal son is his fathers lasting lust.

      Derived terms

      * lustful

  • lustihood
  • lustily
  • lustiness
  • lustless
  • lusty


    Inter: trans-top » strong desire, especially of a sexual nature
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|رغبة|f|tr=raghba, Inter: t- » ar|شهوة|f|tr=shahwa
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|luxúria|f
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|情欲|tr=qíngyù|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|淫欲|tr=yínyù|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|chtíč|m
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|begær|n, Inter: t- » da|lyst|c, Inter: t- » da|liderlighed|c
  • Dutch: (zinnelijke) begeerte, lust, wellust
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|himo
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|luxure|f
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Wollust|f, Inter: t+ » de|Lust|f
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|λαγνεία|f|tr=lagneía
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|collaíocht|f
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|libido, Inter: t+ » it|libidine, Inter: t+ » it|lussuria|f
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|色欲|tr=しきよく, shikiyoku, Inter: t- » ja|淫欲|tr=いんよく, in'yoku, Inter: t- » ja|情欲|tr=じょうよく, jōyoku|sc=Jpan

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|luxuria|f
    • Persian: Inter: t- » fa|شهوت و ميل شديد|sc=fa-Arab
    • Polish: żądza {{f}}, pożądanie {{n}}
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|luxúria
    • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|luxură|f, Inter: t- » ro|desfrânare|f, Inter: t+ » ro|concupiscență|f
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|похоть|f|tr=póxot', Inter: t+ » ru|похотливость|f|tr=poxotlívost', Inter: t+ » ru|вожделение|n|tr=voždelénije, Inter: t+ » ru|желание|n|tr=želánije, Inter: t+ » ru|страсть|f|tr=strast'
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|miann|m|f, Inter: t- » gd|ana-miann|m|f
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|похота|f|tr=pohota, Inter: t- » sh|пожуда|f|tr=požuda
    • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|strast|f
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|lujuria
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|begär|n, Inter: t+ » sv|lust|c, Inter: t+ » sv|åtrå|c
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|tutku, Inter: t+ » tr|ihtiras, Inter: t+ » tr|arzu
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|похіть|f|tr=póxit'|sc=Cyrl
    • Welsh: Inter: t- » cy|gwŷn|m

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » general want or longing
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|luxúria|f
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|begeerte, Inter: t+ » nl|lust, Inter: t+ » nl|verlangen|n
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|ikävöinti, Inter: t+ » fi|ikävä

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|επιθυμία|f|tr=epithymía
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|lussuria|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » delightful cause of joy, pleasure
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|luxúria|f
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|plezier, Inter: t+ » nl|lust

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|ilo
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|lussuria|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » la: luxuria {{f}}
    • Inter: ttbc » ang: gál {{n}}, gálscipe {{m}}
    • Inter: ttbc » pt: luxúria {{f}}
    • Inter: ttbc » gd: drùis {{f}}, feòlmhorachd {{f}}, baois {{f}}, baoiseachd {{f}}
    • Inter: ttbc » es: lujuria {{f}}
    • Inter: ttbc » sv: Inter: l » sv|lust

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-ver » b
  • Inter: intransitiv » e To very strongly desire.
    1. To crave sexual contact urgently.


      Inter: trans-top » Strongly desire

  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|tørste efter, Inter: t- » da|begære
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|begeren, Inter: t+ » nl|lusten, Inter: t+ » nl|smachten
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|himoita
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|joie

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Greek: ποθώ
    • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|חמד|m|tr=Chamad|sc=Hebr, Inter: t- » he|התאוה|m|tr=Hit'avah|sc=Hebr, Inter: t- » he|השתוקק|m|tr=Hishtoqeq|sc=Hebr

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » crave sexual contact
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|føle Inter: t- » da|begær, Inter: t- » da|begære
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|begeren, Inter: t+ » nl|lusten, Inter: t+ » nl|smachten

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|himoita

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » fr: désirer
    • Inter: ttbc » de: ersüchten

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    * slut
  • UTSL

  • Dutch


    * Inter: rhymes » ʏst|lang=nl


    Inter: nl-noun » c|lusten|lustje
  • lust, desire (especially sexual)
    1. pleasure, joy
    2. : Het was een lust om naar hem te kijken en te luisteren.
    3. :: It was a pleasure watching and listening to him.
    4. benefit, advantage

      Related terms

      * lusteloos

  • lusthof {{m}}
  • lustig
  • lustoord {{n}}
  • lustpriëel {{n}}
  • lusttuin
  • wellust


    Inter: head » nl

  • Inter: nl-verb-form » p=123|n=sg|t=pres|m=ind|lusten
    1. Inter: nl-verb-form » m=imp|lusten

    Old English


    Inter: ang-noun » g=m
  • desire, pleasure, appetite, lust
    1. : Him wæs metes micel lust: he had a craving for food. (Ælfric's Homilies)



    * Inter: audio » Sv-lust.ogg|Audio


    Inter: sv-noun » g=c
  • Inter: uncountable » lang=sv lust (a mood of desire), joy, a keen interest
    1. : jag har ingen lust att läsa idag
    2. :: I don't feel like reading today
    3. a desire (for something specific)


      Inter: sv-noun-reg-a » r

      Related terms

      * förlusta

  • förlustelse
  • läslust
  • lusta
  • lustgas
  • lusthus
  • lustig
  • lustjakt
  • lustresa
  • lustspel
  • lysten
  • lystnad
  • söklust

  • Translation: cs » lust
    Translation: et » lust
    Translation: el » lust
    Translation: es » lust
    Translation: eo » lust
    Translation: eu » lust
    Translation: fa » lust
    Translation: fr » lust
    Translation: ko » lust
    Translation: io » lust
    Translation: it » lust
    Translation: kn » lust
    Translation: ku » lust
    Translation: lt » lust
    Translation: hu » lust
    Translation: mg » lust
    Translation: ml » lust
    Translation: my » lust
    Translation: nl » lust
    Translation: pl » lust
    Translation: pt » lust
    Translation: ro » lust
    Translation: ru » lust
    Translation: sm » lust
    Translation: fi » lust
    Translation: sv » lust
    Translation: ta » lust
    Translation: te » lust
    Translation: th » lust
    Translation: vi » lust
    Translation: zh » lust

    Lust at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » lust



    From Inter: etyl » gmh|de Inter: term » lust|lang=gmh, from Inter: etyl » goh|de Inter: term » lust|lang=goh.


    * Inter: IPA » lʊst|lang=de
  • Inter: audio » De-Lust.ogg|audio


    Inter: de-noun » f||Lüste

  • pleasure, joy.
    1. desire, wish.


      Inter: de-noun-f » pl=Lüste


      * Unlust {{f}}

      Derived terms

      * Abenteuerlust

  • Kampflust
  • lüstern
  • Lust haben
  • lustig
  • Lust kriegen
  • Lustmolch
  • Lustspiel
  • lustvoll
  • Wollust

  • Category: Category:de:Emotions -
    Translation: cs » Lust
    Translation: de » Lust
    Translation: el » Lust
    Translation: fr » Lust
    Translation: ko » Lust
    Translation: io » Lust
    Translation: id » Lust
    Translation: it » Lust
    Translation: sw » Lust
    Translation: ku » Lust
    Translation: hu » Lust
    Translation: mg » Lust
    Translation: nl » Lust
    Translation: ja » Lust
    Translation: pl » Lust
    Translation: pt » Lust
    Translation: ro » Lust
    Translation: ru » Lust
    Translation: fi » Lust
    Translation: sv » Lust
    Translation: tr » Lust
    Translation: zh » Lust