Lust - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |lʌst|  American pronunciation of the word lust
Brit.  |lʌst|  British pronunciation of the word lust


- a strong sexual desire (syn: lustfulness)
- self-indulgent sexual desire (personified as one of the deadly sins)


- have a craving, appetite, or great desire for (syn: crave, hunger, starve, thirst)

Extra examples

He was consumed by lust.

He was driven by a lust for power.

Lust for chocolate drew her into the candy store.

This man lusts after / for pretty girls.

My feelings for Lauren were pure lust.

Hitler's lust for power's usually lucre and not lust that motivates someone to set up a pornographic Web site...

The feeble vassals of wine and anger and lust.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: lust
he/she/it: lusts
present participle: lusting
past tense: lusted
past participle: lusted
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