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Meaning of Faustian

Faus•ti•an

Pronunciation: (fou'stē-un), [key]
— adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Faust: a Faustian novel.
  2. sacrificing spiritual values for power, knowledge, or material gain: a Faustian pact with the Devil.
  3. characterized by spiritual dissatisfaction or torment.
  4. possessed with a hunger for knowledge or mastery.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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