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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.
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[13] Desire calls the poet to reveal himself fully and to cease lying; that is, to get up and act on his sexual desires but also to give up his duplicitous, double life, and reveal himself for who he is as a desiring being.
Many men feel conflicted about sexual desires they have for other men, says Jack Levin, a criminologist who is director of Northeastern University's Brudnick Center on Violence and author of the book Hate Crimes.
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For one thing, Arthur assumed that mutual sexual satisfaction was a sine qua non of a normal sex life and that his "virtuous, beautiful" future wife would have sexual desires it was his obligation as a husband to satisfy.
Antiandrogenic substances such as cyproterone acetate (CPA) and medroxy-progesterone acetate (MPA) were originally developed for use as oral contraceptives and to treat various gynaecologic disorders (Briggs & Briggs, 1972; Cooper, 1986), but they have been most widely used and recognized as a treatment for sex offenders and other individuals unable to control socially or personally unacceptable sexual urges and dysfunctional sexual desires (e.g., Berlin & Meinecke, 1981; Briggs & Briggs, 1971; Cooper, 1995; Ferracuti & Bartilotti, 1975; Kiersch, 1990; Laschet & Laschet, 1969; Maletzky, 1991; Money, 1970; Myers, 1991; Neumann & Kalmus, 1991; Young, 1987).
The intensity of Mariah's guilt about herself as a woman with sexual desires has more explicitly political, racialized implications as well.
The result is a graphic portrayal of how ordinary people - women struggling to assert their sexual desires or their right to be free from male sexual aggression, men tom between the pulls of "dissolute" and "respectable" ideals of manhood, and couples seeking to negotiate their sometimes violently opposed ideals of money and marriage - were subject to the often misguided intervention of psychiatrists and social workers.
What becomes clear, however, is that Morrison is not simply telling the story of the conflicting sexual desires of Violet Trace, her husband Joe, and his eighteen-year-old lover Dorcas.
Denney, Field and Quandagno's (1984) study of sex differences in sexual needs and desires concluded that women's sexual interactions are often arranged to fulfil men's desires, and that men are frequently uninformed regarding women's sexual desires. They also noted that women were more likely to be dissatisfied with the typical sexual encounter because men were more likely to be "in control", and therefore to neglect women's needs (Denney et al., 1984).
Nella Larsen's portrait of Helga Crane in Quicksand (1928) criticizes the ways in which white racist constructions of black women's allegedly inherent lasciviousness have cut black women off from experiencing their legitimate sexual desires. Helga fears her desires because they seem to confirm stereotypes about black peoples' "primitivism" and "savagery." The first part of this essay treats Larsen's criticism of the sexual self-sacrifice of repression, a repression that stems from both white society's distortion of black peoples' sexuality as "savage" and from Helga's equally damaging family dynamics.
"From feet and urine to bondage and other inanimate objects like leather people have all interesting sexual desires and fetishes.
It is generally accepted that sexual fantasy is a commonly experienced part of sexuality for most men and women (Barclay, 1973; Crepault & Couture, 1980; Knafo & Jaffe, 1984) and it has been hypothesized that fantasies more accurately reflect sexual desires than do sexual behaviours which may be constrained by social norms and pressures (Ellis & Symons, 1990).