From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlustlust1 /lʌst/ noun 1 [countable, uncountable]SYATTRACTED TO somebody very strong sexual desire, especially when it does not include love My feelings for Lauren were pure lust.2 [singular, uncountable]WANT a very strong desire to have something, usually power or money – used to show disapprovallust for Hitler’s lust for power3 (a) lust for life
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lustThroughout his career he was motivated by a lust for power.He was a man possessed by greed, jealousy and lust.We are born with the potential to develop lust, hunger, and anger.She looked more desirable than ever; now, closing his aching eyes behind their glasses, he felt lust rise.Her lust for money is insatiable.These were not feelings of love but of lust, pure and simple.There was a mixture of lust and guilt in his eyes.Must Aegisth tote a live snake for us to realize that lust was the motivation for the murder of Agamemnon?Visual lust and inconsistency make fine bedfellows, I can tell you.If it was lust, there were other ladies ready and willing.He felt as if he had been led through the seven deadly sins one by one, with lust leading the way.lust forStalin's unbridled lust for power
lustlust2 verb lust after/for somebody/something→ See Verb table
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lustHave you secretly been lusting after their time slot?I lust after this man, she thought.Publishers worldwide must be lusting for it.But secrets lust to make more of their kind.
Origin lust1 Old English