lust Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “lust” in the English Dictionary

"lust" in British English

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uk   us   /lʌst/

lust noun (DESIRE)

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

lust noun (WISH)

[C or U] a very ​powerfulfeeling of ​wanting something: her lust forpower It's ​wonderful to ​see the children's lust forlife (= how ​enthusiastic they are about ​life).
adjective uk   us   /-fəl/
lustful ​thoughts
adverb uk   us   /-fəl.i/
noun [U] uk   us   /-fəl.nəs/
(Definition of lust from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lust" in American English

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lustnoun [U]

 us   /lʌst/
strongdesire: a lust for ​power and ​fame

lustverb [I always + adv/prep]

 us   /lʌst/
to have a ​strongdesire for something: Cathie has been lusting for my ​job for a ​longtime.
(Definition of lust from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “lust”
in Korean 성욕…
in Arabic شَبق, شَهوة…
in Malaysian keghairahan…
in French désir ardent (de)…
in Russian вожделение, жажда…
in Chinese (Traditional) 性, 鎖色,色慾,強烈的性慾…
in Italian libidine…
in Turkish aşırı cinsel istek, şehvet düşkünlüğü, şehvet…
in Polish pożądanie, żądza…
in Spanish anhelo, codicia, lujuria…
in Vietnamese sự thèm khát…
in Portuguese luxúria, lascívia…
in Thai ราคะ…
in German die Begierde…
in Catalan luxúria…
in Japanese 肉欲…
in Chinese (Simplified) 性, 贪色,色欲,强烈的性欲…
in Indonesian nafsu…
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