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lust

 
 
pronunciation:
luhst
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: strong feelings of sexual desire.
He felt lust for her, but he knew that he was not in love.
synonyms:
carnality, concupiscence, desire, lasciviousness
similar words:
appetite, eroticism, lechery, passion, sexuality
definition 2: any great desire or enthusiasm (usu. fol. by "for").
He was motivated primarily by a lust for money.My grandmother, even at age 96, had a great lust for life.
synonyms:
appetite, craving, desire, longing, passion
similar words:
cupidity, enthusiasm, greed, rage, relish
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: lusts, lusting, lusted
definition: to have or show great desire or enthusiasm, esp. sexual (often fol. by "for" or "after").
He had lusted for his boss's job for years, and now he finally had it.She was aware that many of the young men lusted after her.
synonyms:
desire, hunger, long
similar words:
ache, covet, hanker, pant, yearn
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