Definition of lusty in US English:

lusty

adjectivelustier, lustiest

  • Healthy and strong; full of vigor.

    ‘the other farms had lusty young sons to work the land’
    ‘lusty singing’
    • ‘So, all of you, sing a happy, lusty rendition of Happy Birthday for me and then belly up to the bar!’
    • ‘After each of the acts lusty applause followed from the crowd.’
    • ‘When mission was accomplished, Julian led the rest of the team in a lusty rendition of ‘Tomorrow Belongs To Us’.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘His acting skills have never been strong, but Peter has made his name through pure lusty action.’
    • ‘Dan will wear a Ball gown and sing a lusty version of Marilyn's ‘I Call Your Name’.’
    • ‘Holiday romances will be particularly energetic, but even long-term partners will experience a lusty flush of new love.’
    • ‘Imagine those choruses of lusty male voices singing The Internationale on the soundtrack.’
    • ‘How could the Teddy Bears fail with such lusty backing?’
    • ‘Before the men's singles final began, a lusty chorus of Waltzing Matilda turned Wimbledon Centre Court into an Aussie outpost.’
    • ‘I think the healthy, lusty movement we all had at Henry Street was because we walked every day.’
    • ‘Another chimpanzee to join the ranks of the walking wounded was the lusty young Nile.’
    • ‘Bob enjoys his current role swinging on the keyboard and singing his lusty songs.’
    • ‘Strong, full of life, intelligent and lusty, he overwhelms the screen with his regal presence.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Despite her ‘studious and reserved’ manner she has quite a lusty voice.’
    • ‘In those days, you got a lusty roar of animal brutality from the crowd.’
    • ‘Five cylinders instead of the rivals' six, but this is still a lusty, lively, quiet and quality-exuding car.’
    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 ‘vigor’) + -y.

Pronunciation

lusty

/ˈləsti//ˈləstē/