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lust

 (lŭst)
n.
1. Intense sexual desire.
2.
a. An overwhelming desire or craving: a lust for power.
b. Intense eagerness or enthusiasm: a lust for life.
3. Obsolete Pleasure; relish.
intr.v. lust·ed, lust·ing, lusts
To have an intense desire, especially one that is sexual.

[Middle English, from Old English, desire; see las- in Indo-European roots.]

lust

(lʌst)
n
1. a strong desire for sexual gratification
2. a strong desire or drive
vb
(intr; often foll by after or for) to have a lust (for)
[Old English; related to Old High German lust desire, Old Norse losti sexual desire, Latin lascīvus playful, wanton, lustful. Compare listless]

lust

(lʌst)
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.
4. ardent enthusiasm; zest; relish: a lust for life.
5. Obs.
a. pleasure or delight.
b. desire; inclination; wish.
v.i.
6. to have intense sexual desire.
7. to have a passionate yearning or desire (often fol. by for or after).
[before 900; Middle English luste, Old English lust, c. Old Frisian, Old High German lust, Old Norse lyst, Gothic lustus; compare list4]

Lust

 

(See also PROMISCUOUSNESS.)

cast a sheep’s eye To look at amorously, longingly, covetously, or lustfully; to look at with bedroom eyes; to flirt. This expression alludes to the large, innocent, friendly eyes of a sheep.

Don Manuel cast many a sheep’s eye at my wife, and his good lady at me. (William R. Chetwood, The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Robert Boyle, 1726)

dance the antic hay SeeREVELRY.

get one’s ashes hauled To have sexual intercourse; to be sexually gratified; to experience sexual release. This expression appears in many blues lyrics, and may be of Black origin. In the Black community the term is used for both males and females; Whites relate ashes with semen and thus limit the expression’s application to the male. No explanation of the term is entirely satisfactory. Blues lyrics also contain similar phrases with the same sexual implications: empty my trash and my garbage can is overflowing, giving rise to the ashes/semen equation. However, the many references to the use of ashes in casting voodoo spells has led to the conjecture that getting one’s ashes hauled may originally have meant escaping the hex that had been put on one’s sex life. Increasing cross-cultural interaction among Blacks and Whites has made the expression more familiar; and an increasing openness in speaking about sex in general has made the term, though not quite parlor talk, something less than taboo.

We’ll get a box at the Comique, then go get our ashes hauled. Never had an Indian girl myself. (S. Longstreet, The Pedlocks, 1951)

horny Sexually aroused; lustful; craving carnal pleasures. This American saying, derived from horn ‘erect penis,’ was formerly used only in reference to male libido.

You are a gorgeous lookin’ piece, Cass. Gets a guy all horny just lookin’ at you. (J. L. Herlihy, Midnight Cowboy, 1965)

In contemporary usage, however, horny is extended to include female lasciviousness or desire.

hot to trot Sexually aroused, horny; lustful, lascivious. This currently popular slang expression was apparently coined by adding to the conventional hot ‘desirous, eager’ the rhyming trot as a pun on the slang meaning of ride ‘to have sexual intercourse.’

proud below the navel Amorous; sexually excited. This uncommon expression is derived from the conspicuous manifestation of sexual arousal in males.

Whenever I see her I grow proud below the navel. (William Davenant, Albovine, King of the Lombards, 1629)

roll in the hay To make love, to go to bed, to have sex; hence the noun a roll in the hay ’love-making.’ This colloquial expression perhaps stems from bygone days when lovers often used hay for a bed.

He gets something out of it … Maybe just a good roll in the hay. (L. Lewis, Birthday Murder, 1945)

lust


Past participle: lusted
Gerund: lusting

Imperative
lust
lust
Present
I lust
you lust
he/she/it lusts
we lust
you lust
they lust
Preterite
I lusted
you lusted
he/she/it lusted
we lusted
you lusted
they lusted
Present Continuous
I am lusting
you are lusting
he/she/it is lusting
we are lusting
you are lusting
they are lusting
Present Perfect
I have lusted
you have lusted
he/she/it has lusted
we have lusted
you have lusted
they have lusted
Past Continuous
I was lusting
you were lusting
he/she/it was lusting
we were lusting
you were lusting
they were lusting
Past Perfect
I had lusted
you had lusted
he/she/it had lusted
we had lusted
you had lusted
they had lusted
Future
I will lust
you will lust
he/she/it will lust
we will lust
you will lust
they will lust
Future Perfect
I will have lusted
you will have lusted
he/she/it will have lusted
we will have lusted
you will have lusted
they will have lusted
Future Continuous
I will be lusting
you will be lusting
he/she/it will be lusting
we will be lusting
you will be lusting
they will be lusting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been lusting
you have been lusting
he/she/it has been lusting
we have been lusting
you have been lusting
they have been lusting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been lusting
you will have been lusting
he/she/it will have been lusting
we will have been lusting
you will have been lusting
they will have been lusting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been lusting
you had been lusting
he/she/it had been lusting
we had been lusting
you had been lusting
they had been lusting
Conditional
I would lust
you would lust
he/she/it would lust
we would lust
you would lust
they would lust
Past Conditional
I would have lusted
you would have lusted
he/she/it would have lusted
we would have lusted
you would have lusted
they would have lusted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lust - a strong sexual desirelust - a strong sexual desire    
concupiscence, physical attraction, sexual desire, eros - a desire for sexual intimacy
2.lust - self-indulgent sexual desire (personified as one of the deadly sins)
deadly sin, mortal sin - an unpardonable sin entailing a total loss of grace; "theologians list seven mortal sins"
Verb1.lust - have a craving, appetite, or great desire for
desire, want - feel or have a desire for; want strongly; "I want to go home now"; "I want my own room"

lust

noun
1. lechery, sensuality, licentiousness, carnality, the hots (slang), libido, lewdness, wantonness, salaciousness, lasciviousness, concupiscence, randiness (informal, chiefly Brit.), pruriency His lust for her grew until it was overpowering.
2. desire, longing, passion, appetite, craving, greed, thirst, cupidity, covetousness, avidity, appetence It was his lust for glitz and glamour that was driving them apart.
lust for or after someone desire, want, crave, need, yearn for, covet, slaver over, lech after (informal), be consumed with desire for, hunger for or after Half the campus is lusting after her.
lust for or after something desire, crave, yearn for, covet She lusted after the Directorship.
Quotations
"Natural freedoms are but just;"
"There's something generous in mere lust" [John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester A Ramble in St. James' Park]

lust

noun
2. A strong wanting of what promises enjoyment or pleasure:
verb
To have a greedy, obsessive desire:
Translations
رَغْبَةٌ جِنْسَيَةٌشَهْوَه، رَغْبَه جِنْسِيَّه قَوِيَّه
chtíčchtivost
begærlyst
himohimoita
požuda
losti
性欲
정욕
geismingaigeismingassmarkumas
alkasiekārekaisle
strast
åtrå
ตัณหา
sự thèm muốn

lust

[lʌst] N (= greed) → codicia f; (sexual) → lujuria f
lust for power/revengeansia f or sed f de poder/venganza
lust for moneycodicia f
lust after lust for VI + PREP to lust after or for sthcodiciar algo
to lust after sbdesear a algn

lust

[ˈlʌst] n
(= sexual desire) → désir m
(= deadly sin) → luxure f
(= craving) lust for sth [+ money, power, revenge] → soif f de qch
lust after
vt fus
[+ person] → convoiter
[+ power] → avoir soif de; [+ money] → convoiter

lust

n (= inner sensation)Wollust f, → Sinneslust f; (= wanting to acquire)Begierde f(for nach); (= greed)Gier f(for nach); rape is an act of lustVergewaltigungen entspringen triebhafter Gier; the lusts of the fleshdie fleischlichen (Ge)lüste, die Fleischeslust; lust for powerMachtgier f; his uncontrollable lustseine ungezügelte Gier; (sexual) → seine fleischliche Begierde
vi to lust after, to lust for (old, hum, sexually) → begehren (+acc); (greedily) → gieren nach

lust

[lʌst] n (sexual) → libidine f, desiderio
lust for (greed) → sete f di
lust after lust for vi + prep (person) → desiderare (power, wealth) → aver sete di

lust

(last) noun
(a) very strong desire. a lust for power.
ˈlustful adjective
ˈlustfully adverb
ˈlusty adjective
1. strong and loud. The baby gave a lusty yell.
2. strong and healthy. a lusty young man.
ˈlustily adverb
ˈlustiness noun

lust

رَغْبَةٌ جِنْسَيَةٌ chtíč lyst Lust λαγνεία lujuria himo désir požuda lussuria 性欲 정욕 sterk verlangen lyst pożądanie desejo sexual вожделение åtrå ตัณหา şehvet sự thèm muốn 色欲

lust

n. lujuria, codicia, deseo incontenible.
References in classic literature ?
I have always thought love the only foundation of happiness in a married state, as it can only produce that high and tender friendship which should always be the cement of this union; and, in my opinion, all those marriages which are contracted from other motives are greatly criminal; they are a profanation of a most holy ceremony, and generally end in disquiet and misery: for surely we may call it a profanation to convert this most sacred institution into a wicked sacrifice to lust or avarice: and what better can be said of those matches to which men are induced merely by the consideration of a beautiful person, or a great fortune?
But to make this the sole consideration of marriage, to lust after it so violently as to overlook all imperfections for its sake, or to require it so absolutely as to reject and disdain religion, virtue, and sense, which are qualities in their nature of much higher perfection, only because an elegance of person is wanting: this is surely inconsistent, either with a wise man or a good Christian.
Never did I witness such a malign lust for blood as these demons of the outer air evinced in their mad battle with the therns.
It is as though they but utilized the race as playthings, with which they satisfy their ferocious lust for fighting; and from whom they collect toll in arms and ammunition and in prisoners.
The fierce blood lust and the joy of battle surged over me.
it met evil in me anger, rage, and a lust to return evil.
Next day one said: "We go out to fight Sangor Gutok down the valley to discover" (mark again how Lust is tied to Anger
Ignorance and Lust met Ignorance and Lust upon the road, and they begat Anger.
The lust for power in the mere gambling and winning was metamorphosing into the lust for power in order to revenge.
Beneath his talk of virginity she began to think there was a lust greater than in all the others.
There are the terrible ones who carry about in themselves the beast of prey, and have no choice except lusts or self-laceration.
And when his other lusts, amid clouds of incense and perfumes and garlands and wines, and all the pleasures of a dissolute life, now let loose, come buzzing around him, nourishing to the utmost the sting of desire which they implant in his drone-like nature, then at last this lord of the soul, having Madness for the captain of his guard, breaks out into a frenzy: and if he finds in himself any good opinions or appetites in process of formation, and there is in him any sense of shame remaining, to these better principles he puts an end, and casts them forth until he has purged away temperance and brought in madness to the full.