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lust

noun uk   us   /lʌst/

lust noun (DESIRE)

[U] a very strong sexual desire: I don't think it's love so much as lust.

lust noun (WISH)

[C or U] a very powerful feeling of wanting something: her lust for power It's wonderful to see the children's lust for life (= how enthusiastic they are about life).
lustful
adjective uk   us   /-fəl/
lustful thoughts
lustfully
adverb uk   us   /-fəl.i/
lustfulness
noun [U] uk   us   /-fəl.nəs/
Translations of “lust”
in Arabic شَبق, شَهوة…
in Korean 성욕…
in Malaysian keghairahan…
in French désir ardent (de)…
in Turkish aşırı cinsel istek, şehvet düşkünlüğü, şehvet…
in Italian libidine…
in Chinese (Traditional) 性, 鎖色,色慾,強烈的性慾…
in Russian вожделение, жажда…
in Polish pożądanie, żądza…
in Vietnamese sự thèm khát…
in Spanish anhelo, codicia, lujuria…
in Portuguese luxúria, lascívia…
in Thai ราคะ…
in German die Begierde…
in Catalan luxúria…
in Japanese 肉欲…
in Indonesian nafsu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 性, 贪色,色欲,强烈的性欲…
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