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lusty

[ luhs-tee ]SEE DEFINITION OF lusty

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LUSTY

The lusty man next him with the red head I have not seen before.

I pitched it pretty middlin' high, I fetched a lusty tone, But oh, alas!

We chose six lusty fellows, and supplied them with pistols and cutlasses.

The strong and lusty bore down the weak in the struggle to get near to the procession.

In its fiercer gusts it drowned the ring of the lusty voices.

He mocked her silvery treble in his lusty baritone and roared with laughter.

John the Clerk came in the afternoon, and there was some lusty disputation.

I answered with a laugh—my mood was lusty and cruel—and thrust at him.

Came a rush of wind––the noise and wet and lusty stirring of the night.

It's a sight for sore eyes to see your lordship a-lookin' so young and lusty.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., "joyful, merry," from lust + -y (2). It largely has escaped the Christianization and denigration of its root word. The sense of "full of healthy vigor" is from late 14c.; that of "full of desire" is attested from c.1400. Related: Lustily; lustiness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR LUSTY

virile

adjectivepotent, powerful
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  • energetic
  • forceful
  • generative
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  • macho
  • procreative
  • red-blooded
  • reproductive
  • robust
  • sound
  • strong
  • vibrant
  • vigorous
  • vital
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