American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Full of vigor or vitality; robust.
- adj. Powerful; strong: a lusty cry.
- adj. Lustful.
- adj. Merry; joyous.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Exciting desire; pleasant; agreeable; attractive; handsome.
- Full of or characterized by life, spirit, vigor, or health; stout; vigorous; robust; healthy; strong; lively.
- Impudent; saucy.
- Bulky; large; of great size.
- Full-bodied or stout from pregnancy.
- Lustful; hot-blooded.
- Synonyms Strong, Sturdy, etc. See robust.
- adj. Strong, healthy and vigorous.
- adj. hearty and enthusiastic.
- adj. informal, proscribed Given to experiencing lust; enjoying physical sensations.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Exhibiting lust or vigor; stout; strong; vigorous; robust; healthful; able of body.
- adj. obsolete Beautiful; handsome; pleasant.
- adj. obsolete, Obs. or Prov., Obs. or Prov., Obs. or Prov. Of large size; big. pregnant.
- adj. obsolete Lustful; lascivious.
- adj. endowed with or exhibiting great bodily or mental health
- adj. vigorously passionate
- Middle English lusty, lusti "mirthful, pleasant, delicious, delightful" from lust (“desire, appetite”) + -y, -i. Compare Middle Dutch lustich (Dutch lustig "cheerful"), Middle High German lustic (German lustig "amusing"), Old Norse lostigr (Swedish lustig "funny", Danish lystig "merry"). More at lust, -y. (Wiktionary)
“The California-Italian food is soulful and lusty, which is why it's a perennial hangout for those in the wine business and other locals.”
“Numbers like "Annie" (co-written with Eric Clapton) and "April Fool" spotlight Lane's gifts as a master sentimentalist, while "You're So Rude" recalls the lusty lad rock of the Faces with (a pre-Hollywood sell out) Rod Stewart.”
“Whether he was 'greedy' or 'lusty' -- or both -- behind the wheel,”
“Those "lusty" email messages coming from a man in his 50's is totally shameful.”
“The most interesting dream as of late, was a series of "lusty" encounters with Hugh Laurie.”
“But certainly the arrival of the spirit represented by Kipling, added to the discipline of his own early adventures, braced him and energised him; and almost his first literary effort took the form of ballad poems uniting a fineness and sweetness which were entirely his own with a kind of lusty vigour which was superimposed.”
“And it was not so much love - an emotion, I concede, that unless you're seriously perverted, only truly exists between sentient beings - as a kind of lusty covetousness; but, you can take it from me, it was a very strong feeling, and one that has only increased over the years I've either had a Brompton between my thighs, or hefted one in my arms.”
“The Frankensteiners have sworn allegiance to the King of Prussia, and probably desire to keep this oath; they sound the alarm, therefore, to call the lusty burghers to arms. ”
“lusty," they have been so completely degraded to a lower sense that although it would be very convenient to restore them to their original and proper place, which still remains vacant, the attempt at such a restoration scarcely seems a hopeful task.”
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