Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being lusty; vigor of body.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun State of being lusty; vigor of body.

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  • noun The state of being lusty.
  • noun A vigor of body.

Etymologies

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From lusty +‎ -hood, alteration of earlier lustihead, from Middle English lustyhede, lustiheed. Cognate with Dutch lustigheid, Middle Low German lusticheit, German Lustigkeit, Danish lustighed, Swedish lustighet.

Examples

  • Quoth Sahim, “I had a mind to measure myself with thee in the field and make trial of my lustihood in cut and thrust.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • We sympathize with James, a romantic, active, and accomplished prince, cut off in the lustihood of youth from all the enterprise, the noble uses, and vigorous delights of life; as we do with Milton, alive to all the beauties of nature and glories of art, when he breathes forth brief, but deep-toned lamentations over his perpetual blindness.

    The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon

  • They flourished in times full of spirit and lustihood, when men enjoyed life roughly, but heartily and vigorously; times wild and picturesque, which have furnished poetry with its richest materials, and the drama with its most attractive variety of characters and manners.

    The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon

  • Reincarnational cycles are a more reasonable explanation for the different states of evolution in which mankind is found, than the common Western theory which assumes that something (consciousness of egoity) came out of nothing, existed with varying degrees of lustihood for thirty or ninety years, and then returned to the original void.

    Autobiography of a Yogi

  • But above all, it supposes a soul which, even in the pride and summer-tide of life -- even in the lustihood of health and strength, had felt oftenest and prized highest that which age cannot take away and which, in all our lovings, is the Love; ----

    The Improvisatore

  • Reincarnational cycles are a more reasonable explanation for the different states of evolution in which mankind is found, than the common Western theory which assumes that something (consciousness of egoity) came out of nothing, existed with varying degrees of lustihood for thirty or ninety years, and then returned to the original void.

    Autobiography of a Yogi

  • They flourished in times full of spirit and lustihood, when men enjoyed life roughly, but heartily and vigorously: times wild and picturesque, which have furnished poetry with its richest materials, and the drama with its most attractive variety of characters and manners.

    Christmas Its Origin, Celebration and Significance as Related in Prose and Verse

  • And, certainly the most amusing passage of "Sinfonia Domestica" is that complex of Bavarian lustihood, Bavarian grossness, Bavarian dreaminess and Bavarian good nature, the thematic group that serves as autoportrait of the composer.

    Musical Portraits Interpretations of Twenty Modern Composers

  • And the young devil waxeth, and increaseth in lustihood and is ten years old and becoming like to his father.

    Tales of Wonder

  • L lack of restraint languor of nature [languor = dreamy, lazy mood] lapse of time laws of decorum laxity of mind legacy of thought liberty of conscience light of experience limit of endurance link of sequence loftiness of spirit look of dominance loophole of escape love of approbation [approbation = warm approval; praise] lust of conquest lustihood of youth luxuriance of expression

    Fifteen Thousand Useful Phrases A Practical Handbook Of Pertinent Expressions, Striking Similes, Literary, Commercial, Conversational, And Oratorical Terms, For The Embellishment Of Speech And Literature, And The Improvement Of The Vocabulary Of Those Persons Who Read, Write, And Speak English

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