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. [1913 Webster]

2. Inclination; desire. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

For little lust had she to talk of aught. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

My lust to devotion is little. --Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster]

3. Longing desire; eagerness to possess or enjoy; -- in a had sense; as, the lust of gain. [1913 Webster]

The lust of reigning. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

4. Licentious craving; a strong sexual appetite. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

5. Hence: Virility; vigor; active power. [Obs.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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