from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being lustful; libidinousness.

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  • noun libidinousness, the state of being lustful

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  • noun a strong sexual desire


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From Middle English lustfulnesse, from Old English lustfulnes ("desire, pleasure"), equivalent to lustful +‎ -ness.


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  • What if, as Tena appears to be, you're proud of your lustfulness?

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  • She might be a prurient woman of lustfulness, or she may be a prudish, puritanical girl.

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  • It is a morning of sunshine and lustfulness at chez Humpington.

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  • He begins by acknowledging his own lustfulness, but then describes a hypothetical man who "leaves his wife and shacks up with somebody out of wedlock" and one who "screws a whole bunch of women."

    Jimmy Carter's Lust and North Korea's Nukes 2008

  • As a man, he was apparently "given to lustfulness but fastidious in other particulars," something which, we are told, "by a curious chance consorts well with the imagery of the plays where there are plentiful references to bawdiness, but where there is also evidence of a general sensitivity to unpleasant sights or smells."

    The One and Only Barton, Anne 2006

  • Now this breaking of the voice is the more apparent in those who are making trial of their sexual powers; for in those who are prone to lustfulness the voice turns into the voice of a man, but not so in the continent.

    The History of Animals 2002

  • The holy water have they poisoned with their lustfulness; and when they called their filthy dreams delight, then poisoned they also the words.

    Thus spake Zarathustra; A book for all and none 2001

  • But whither goes that vein? whither flows it? wherefore runs it into that torrent of pitch bubbling forth those monstrous tides of foul lustfulness, into which it is wilfully changed and transformed, being of its own will precipitated and corrupted from its heavenly clearness?

    The Confessions 1999


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