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.
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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
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Faus•ti•an(ˈfaʊ sti ən)
1. of, pertaining to, or typical of Faust.
2. sacrificing spiritual values for power, knowledge, or material gain.
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|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"|
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Faustian[ˈfaʊstɪən] ADJ → de Fausto
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