Definition of lust :
1. Hence: Virility; vigor; active power.
2. Inclination; desire.
3. Licentious craving; sexual appetite.
4. Longing desire; eagerness to possess or enjoy; - in a had sense; as, the lust of gain.
6. To have an eager, passionate, and especially an inordinate or sinful desire, as for the gratification of the sexual appetite or of covetousness; - often with after.
7. To list; to like.
inclination, yen, appetency, famish, pruriency, zest, lustfulness, proclivity, erotism, propensity, libidinousness, impulse, concupiscence, liking, appetite, luxuria, lecherousness, amativeness, eroticism, prurience, starve, proneness, sex, disposition, relish, appetence
desire (part of speech: verb)
hope, urge, eagerness, pine, fondness, need, ardency, yearning, desire, yearn, acquisitiveness, longing, covetousness, craving, want, fancy, hunger, welcome, thirst, crave, itch, expect, passion, amorousness, greed, expectation, grasp, hanker, covet, wish, long
- For thy lust of love they died. - "Medea of Euripedes", Euripedes.
- Besides this natural cause of this lust, there is also a spiritual cause, of which something will be said in what follows. - "The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love", Emanuel Swedenborg.
- For I perhaps have given him some- Thou old Assistant to her Lust, whose greatest Sin is wishing, tell me who 'twas thou didst procure for her. - "The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6)", Aphra Behn.