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Meaning of lust

lust

Pronunciation: (lust), [key]
— n.
  1. intense sexual desire or appetite.
  2. uncontrolled or illicit sexual desire or appetite; lecherousness.
  3. a passionate or overmastering desire or craving (usually fol. by for): a lust for power.
  4. ardent enthusiasm; zest; relish: an enviable lust for life.
    1. pleasure or delight.
    2. desire; inclination; wish.
—v.i.
  1. to have intense sexual desire.
  2. to have a yearning or desire; have a strong or excessive craving (often fol. by for or after).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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