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Meaning of “lust” in the English Dictionary

"lust" in British English

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lustnoun

uk   us   /lʌst/
  • lust noun (DESIRE)

[U] a very ​strongsexual desire: I don't ​think it's ​love so much as lust.
lustful
adjective uk   us   /-fəl/
lustful ​thoughts
lustfully
adverb uk   us   /-fəl.i/
lustfulness
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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