lustful

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj lustful vigorously passionate
    • adj lustful driven by lust; preoccupied with or exhibiting lustful desires "libidinous orgies"
    • adj lustful characterized by lust "eluding the lubricious embraces of her employer","her sensuous grace roused his lustful nature","prurient literature","prurient thoughts","a salacious rooster of a little man"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Lovers in Liberty Corner, New Jersey, should avoid satisfying their lustful urges in a parked car. If the horn accidentally sounds while they are frolicking behind the wheel, the couple can face a jail term.
    • Lustful Exciting lust; characterized by lust or sensuality. "Lustful orgies."
    • Lustful Full of lust; excited by lust.
    • Lustful Strong; lusty. "Lustful health."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Seven Deadly Sins are lust, pride, anger, envy, sloth, avarice and gluttony.
    • lustful Having prurient lust; incontinent; libidinous.
    • lustful Marked by or pertaining to lust; exciting or manifesting lust.
    • lustful Vigorous; robust; stout; lusty.
    • lustful Synonyms See list under lascivious.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Lustful having lust: inciting to lust: sensual
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Quotations

  • John Lahr
    John Lahr
    “Society drives people crazy with lust and calls it advertising.”
  • Thomas Hobbes
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    “Curiosity is the lust of the mind.”
  • James Elroy Flecker
    James Elroy Flecker
    “For lust of knowing what should not be known, we take the Golden Road to Samarkand.”
  • Bible
    Bible
    “But I say to you, that every one who looks on a woman to lust for her has committed adultery with her already in his heart. [Matthew 5:28]”
  • Jimmy Carter
    Jimmy%20Carter
    “I've looked on a lot of women with lust. I've committed adultery in my heart many times.”
  • Marquis De Sade
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    “Lust's passion will be served; it demands, it militates, it tyrannizes.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. lust, pleasure.

Usage

In literature:

Lust and dream turn sterile eyes to the night.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
Fie on lust and luxury!
"The Merry Wives of Windsor" by William Shakespeare
Pharisaism is the lust of externalities, and the utter negligence of the inward sanctities of the spirit.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
Through scenes of blood and lust, till I am here.
"The Works of Lord Byron" by Lord Byron
Nothing tears the life out of man more than lust, vulgar thoughts and immoral conduct.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
His imagination vexed him, pricking up slumbering lusts of the flesh.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
Every nerve and muscle and sinew quivered with the desire to kill, a consuming passionate desperate lust!
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
The lust of blood is a frightful demon when once it is aroused.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
LUST, a too violent kiss.
"Our Fathers Have Told Us" by John Ruskin
Sometimes the lust outlasts the world, sometimes the world outlasts the lust; and one knows not whether is the sadder.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
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In poetry:

Verdenkt ihr mirs, ihr sauern Alten?
Ihr habt ja allzeit Lust zu geizen;
Ihr habt ja allzeit Lust zu lehren;
Ihr habt ja allzeit Lust zu tadeln.
"Auf Sich Selbst" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Ich habe nicht stets Lust zu lesen.
Ich habe nicht stets Lust zu schreiben.
Ich habe nicht stets Lust zu denken;
Kurzum, nicht immer zu studieren.
"Auf Sich Selbst" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Die Schwester
Pfui! Ihr Bruder ist ja hier.
Willst du, dass ers sieht, sie kuessen?
Schaem dich! diesesmal wird dir
Wohl die Lust vergehen muessen.
"Das Umwechseln" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Doch hab ich allzeit Lust zu scherzen.
Doch hab ich allzeit Lust zu lieben.
Doch hab ich allzeit Lust zu trinken;
Kurz, allezeit vergnuegt zu leben.
"Auf Sich Selbst" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Thou, her unerring guide,
Stayest her fainting steps along the wild;
Thy merit is on the bowers of lust and pride,
That she may pass them undefiled.
"St. Matthias' Day" by John Keble
Und doch flucht ihre Lust zum Schaetzen--
Da seht die Torheit ihrer Herzen!
Seht, klagen sie nicht bloss zum Schein?
Doch fluchen sie auf dich, o Wein!
"Die Redlichkeit" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

In news:

Shanghai sizzles with lust, betrayal .
Another David also overcome by lust.
'Killer Joe' review: a harrowing vision of greed and lust in a trailer park.
I wonder if the old-fashioned notion of taking Thanksgiving Day off from work and celebrating it with food, football, family and friends will next year give way to the lust for an early start to holiday shopping.
Another David also overcome by lust .
Turning Gadget Lust Into Energy Efficiency.
Spank' at the Rio features bondage, lust , whips and chains.
Former Met singer hopes to introduce Neapolitans to the lust , curses and scandals of 'Rigoletto'.
Lust For Youth's Haunting "It's You".
Apple iPad Mini Missing ' Lust Factor,' For Now, As Fewer Buyers Wait In Line.
Niles, Templesmith share a passion for ' Lust '.
It's a Question of Lust (and Trust).
Lust is no crime, says Strauss-Kahn.
Lust -ing for the Grand Champion title.
Lust was the winning Senior-3-Year-Old and is exhibited by David Riley of Williamsfield, Ohio.
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In science:

The author has been supported in part by the Reimar-L¨ust-Stipendium of the Max-PlanckGesellschaft.
On the Gribov Problem for Generalized Connections
Lust-Piquard, In´egalit´es de Khintchine dans Cp (1 < p < ∞). C.R.
Theory of Amalgamated Lp Spaces in Noncommutative Probability
Lust-Piquard, Riesz transforms on deformed Fock spaces, Commun.
Riesz transforms for the Dunkl harmonic oscillator
Sextractor. [Online]. [std:adql] Iñaki Ortiz, Jeff Lusted, Pat Dowler, Alexander Szalay, Yuji Shirasaki, Maria A. NietoSantisteba, Masatoshi Ohishi, William O'Mullane, Pedro Osuna, the VOQL-TEG, and the VOQL Working Group, Pedro Osuna and Iñaki Ortiz, editors.
IVOA Recommendation: Universal Worker Service Pattern Version 1.0
Lust, “Moduli stabilization in the heterotic / IIB discretuum,” arXiv:hep-th/0502168.
Flux compactifications in string theory: a comprehensive review
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