Faustian(redirected from Faustian deal)
Faust(foust) also Faus·tus (fou′stəs, fô′-)
A magician and alchemist in German legend who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for power and knowledge.
[German, after Johann Faust (1480?-1540?), German magician and alchemist.]
Faust′i·an (fou′stē-ən) adj.
1. of or relating to Faust, esp reminiscent of his bargain with the devil
2. (European Myth & Legend) of or relating to Faust, esp reminiscent of his bargain with the devil
Faus•ti•an(ˈfaʊ sti ən)
1. of, pertaining to, or typical of Faust.
2. sacrificing spiritual values for power, knowledge, or material gain.
|Adj.||1.||Faustian - pertaining to or resembling or befitting Faust or Faustus especially in insatiably striving for worldly knowledge and power even at the price of spiritual values; "a Faustian pact with the Devil"|