EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English lusty (mirthful, pleasant, delicious, delightful), equivalent to lust +‎ -y. Compare Saterland Frisian lustich (amusing), West Frisian lustich (amusing, funny), Dutch lustig (cheerful), German lustig (amusing), Danish lystig (merry), Swedish lustig (funny).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /lʌsti/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʌsti

AdjectiveEdit

lusty (comparative lustier, superlative lustiest)

  1. Exhibiting lust (in the obsolete sense meaning "vigor"); strong, healthy, robust; vigorous; full of sap or vitality.
  2. Hearty, merry, gleesome, enthusiastic, lively, stirring.
  3. (obsolete or informal) Given to experiencing lust; enjoying physical sensations; lustful.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of John Milton to this entry?)
  4. (obsolete) Beautiful; handsome; pleasant.
  5. (obsolete) Of large size; big.
    1. (obsolete, rare) With child.

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Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From lust +‎ -y, though note Old Norse lostigr.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

lusty

  1. pleasant, delightful
  2. eager, happy
  3. fine, good
  4. good-quality, useful
  5. life-giving
  6. lustful

DescendantsEdit

  • English: lusty

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