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  • lust — /lust/, n. 1. intense sexual desire or appetite. 2. uncontrolled or illicit sexual desire or appetite; lecherousness. 3. a passionate or overmastering desire or craving (usually fol. by for): a lust for power. 4. ardent enthusiasm; zest; relish:… …   Universalium

  • lust — [lust] n. [ME < OE, pleasure, delight, appetite, akin to Ger pleasure < IE base * las , to be eager > L lascivus, wanton, larva, specter, ghost: sexual senses in E chiefly < rendering Vulg. concupiscentia carnis (1 John 2:16) as… …   English World dictionary

  • lust — lust1 [lʌst] n [: Old English;] 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… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lust — I n. 1) to arouse lust 2) to feel lust 3) to gratify, satisfy one s lust 4) insatiable, unquenchable lust 5) lust for (lust for power) II v. (d; intr.) to lust after, for * * * [lʌst] satisfy one s lust unquenchable lust (d; intr.) to l …   Combinatory dictionary

  • lust — /lʌst / (say lust) noun 1. (sometimes followed by for or of) passionate or overmastering desire: a lust for power. 2. sexual desire or appetite. 3. unbridled or lawless sexual desire or appetite. 4. sensuous desire or appetite considered as… …   Australian-English dictionary

  • lust — 1 noun 1 (C, U) very strong sexual desire, especially when it does not include liking or love: What Len felt for her was pure lust. 2 (uncountable + for) a very strong desire to have something, usually power or money: hard faced men driven by a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • lust — noun 1) his lust for her Syn: desire, longing, passion, libido, sex drive, sexuality, lechery, lasciviousness; informal horniness; Brit.; informal randiness 2) a lust for power Syn …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • power — 1 noun 1 CONTROL (U) the ability or right to control people or events: We all felt that the chairman had too much power. | He was motivated by greed, envy, and the lust for power. (+ over): She has a lot of power over the people in her team. |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • lust — 1. noun 1) his lust for her Syn: sexual desire, sexual appetite, sexual longing, ardor, desire, passion; libido, sex drive, sexuality, biological urge; lechery, lasciviousness, concupiscence; informal horniness, the hots, randiness 2) …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • lust — [[t]lʌst[/t]] n. 1) intense sexual desire or appetite 2) uncontrolled or illicit sexual desire 3) a passionate or overwhelming desire or craving (usu. fol. by for): a lust for power[/ex] 4) ardent enthusiasm; zest; relish: a lust for life[/ex] 5) …   From formal English to slang

  • lust — Synonyms and related words: acedia, ache, ache for, acquisitiveness, ambition, andromania, anger, animality, animus, aphrodisia, appetence, appetency, appetite, appetition, avarice, avariciousness, avaritia, avidity, avidness, bawdiness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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