Meaning of “lust” in the English Dictionary

"lust" in British English

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lustnoun

uk /lʌst/ us /lʌst/

lust noun (DESIRE)

[ U ] a very strong sexual desire:

I don't think it's love so much as lust.
lustful
adjective uk /ˈlʌst.fəl/ us /ˈlʌst.fəl/

lustful thoughts
lustfully
adverb uk /ˈlʌst.fəl.i/ us /ˈlʌst.fəl.i/
lustfulness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈlʌst.fəl.nəs/ us /ˈlʌst.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/

strong desire:

a lust for power and fame

to have a strong desire for something:

Cathie has been lusting for my job for a long time.

(Definition of “lust” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)