Definition of lustful in English:

lustful

adjective

  • Having or showing strong feelings of sexual desire.

    ‘lustful glances’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘No longer should she mask her fears and pains with lustful desires.’
    • ‘It is not enough not to commit adultery; lustful thoughts must be set aside too.’
    • ‘To Haggerty, love not only implies the emotional bond between pairs of friends, but also the lustful or erotic aspect of such friendships.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The three demons behind Diane were giving the boys lustful hungry glances.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Their thoughts betrayed their lustful desires.’
    • ‘His own lustful desires had trapped them both and he must remember that.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The sexist expects men to be ambitious, aggressive, dominant, economically self-sufficient, excited by sports and money, lustful, and emotionally strong.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He had never professed love, just a lustful possessive desire that fueled the cruelty in his obsession.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He is aggressively omnisexual, directing his lustful intentions toward everybody except, of course, Riff-Raff and Magenta.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘He’ still looks to Nettie often with lustful desires, despite Celie's constant warnings.’
    lecherous, lascivious, lewd, libidinous, licentious, lubricious, salacious, goatish
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Pronunciation

lustful

/ˈləs(t)fəl//ˈləs(t)fəl/