Lust

Definition of Lust

n.1.Pleasure.
2.Inclination; desire.
For little lust had she to talk of aught.
- Spenser.
My lust to devotion is little.
- Bp. Hall.
3.Longing desire; eagerness to possess or enjoy; - in a had sense; as, the lust of gain.
The lust of reigning.
4.Licentious craving; a strong sexual appetite.
5.Hence: Virility; vigor; active power.
v. i.1.To list; to like.
[imp. & p. p. Lusted; p. pr. & vb. n. Lusting.]
In the water vessel he it cast
When that him luste.
- Chaucer.
2.To have an eager, passionate, and especially an inordinate or sinful desire, as for the gratification of the sexual appetite or of covetousness; - often with after.
Whatsoever thy soul lusteth after.
- Deut. xii. 15.
Whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her, hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
- Matt. v. 28.
The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy.
- James iv. 5.

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