Definition of lustful in US English:



  • Having or showing strong feelings of sexual desire.

    ‘lustful glances’
    • ‘Another showed the contemptible hypocrisy of the man, whose lustful glances at other women, as he walks with his wife, changes to anger as another man targets his wife.’
    • ‘‘He’ still looks to Nettie often with lustful desires, despite Celie's constant warnings.’
    • ‘Some addicts cave in to their most lustful and obsessive desires on a regular basis, while others remain impotent and untemptable no matter what is dangled in front of them.’
    • ‘The three demons behind Diane were giving the boys lustful hungry glances.’
    • ‘His own lustful desires had trapped them both and he must remember that.’
    • ‘To Haggerty, love not only implies the emotional bond between pairs of friends, but also the lustful or erotic aspect of such friendships.’
    • ‘He had never professed love, just a lustful possessive desire that fueled the cruelty in his obsession.’
    • ‘No longer should she mask her fears and pains with lustful desires.’
    • ‘People have a lustful desire for entering such enterprises.’
    • ‘At some point my lustful desire must have conflated with the love of the letterforms laid prostrate on the Qwerty keyboard.’
    • ‘He is aggressively omnisexual, directing his lustful intentions toward everybody except, of course, Riff-Raff and Magenta.’
    • ‘The sexist expects men to be ambitious, aggressive, dominant, economically self-sufficient, excited by sports and money, lustful, and emotionally strong.’
    • ‘On his whistlestop sojourn to Blackpool, there were autographs and shirts to sign, and sufficient lustful glances from ladies to remind you that one year this fellow received 6000 Valentine cards.’
    • ‘She then encouraged me to take her and for the last time in this house we had what could be described as a full 25 minutes of lustful intercourse leaving us both very exhausted afterwards.’
    • ‘Ted cannot or will not conjure the secret images of his childhood; he does not reveal his lustful desires or disclose how he imagines his own body.’
    • ‘And the way she kept giving her boyfriend occasional, lustful glances sent her nerves on fire, and she just wanted to hit the woman in front of her.’
    • ‘Their thoughts betrayed their lustful desires.’
    • ‘It is not enough not to commit adultery; lustful thoughts must be set aside too.’
    • ‘Without love, sex becomes more of a lustful event, where one of the two people may be used, or indeed both people may be using each other.’
    • ‘I don't think you can go through years of being told every single day that the only reason for your incarceration was your lustful desires without being damaged.’
    lecherous, lascivious, lewd, libidinous, licentious, lubricious, salacious, goatish
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