Definition of lusty in English:

lusty

adjective

  • Healthy and strong; full of vigour:

    ‘the other farmsteads had lusty young sons to work the land’
    ‘lusty singing’
    • ‘I'd gone to Australia for the final act, thrown myself into the requisite lusty self-destruction, the absence of care.’
    • ‘I thought that was the point, all lusty, hearty boys together at sea.’
    • ‘Strong, full of life, intelligent and lusty, he overwhelms the screen with his regal presence.’
    • ‘Dan will wear a Ball gown and sing a lusty version of Marilyn's ‘I Call Your Name’.’
    • ‘Another chimpanzee to join the ranks of the walking wounded was the lusty young Nile.’
    • ‘His acting skills have never been strong, but Peter has made his name through pure lusty action.’
    • ‘How could the Teddy Bears fail with such lusty backing?’
    • ‘In those days, you got a lusty roar of animal brutality from the crowd.’
    • ‘Despite her ‘studious and reserved’ manner she has quite a lusty voice.’
    • ‘I think the healthy, lusty movement we all had at Henry Street was because we walked every day.’
    • ‘Before the men's singles final began, a lusty chorus of Waltzing Matilda turned Wimbledon Centre Court into an Aussie outpost.’
    • ‘Holiday romances will be particularly energetic, but even long-term partners will experience a lusty flush of new love.’
    • ‘After each of the acts lusty applause followed from the crowd.’
    • ‘Bob enjoys his current role swinging on the keyboard and singing his lusty songs.’
    • ‘When mission was accomplished, Julian led the rest of the team in a lusty rendition of ‘Tomorrow Belongs To Us’.’
    • ‘Five cylinders instead of the rivals' six, but this is still a lusty, lively, quiet and quality-exuding car.’
    • ‘I have no excuse but a lusty eye and a belly full of Dutch courage.’
    • ‘She also reaches the centre of a woman who is deeply vulnerable beneath the hardy, lusty 16th Century exterior.’
    • ‘So, all of you, sing a happy, lusty rendition of Happy Birthday for me and then belly up to the bar!’
    • ‘Imagine those choruses of lusty male voices singing The Internationale on the soundtrack.’
    healthy, strong, fit, vigorous, robust, hale and hearty, hearty, energetic, vital, lively, bursting with good health, blooming, in good condition, in fine fettle
    loud, vigorous, hearty, strong, powerful, forceful, stentorian
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Origin

Middle English: from lust (in the early sense ‘vigour’) + -y.

Pronunciation

lusty

/ˈlʌsti/