Faustian

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Etymology[edit]

Eponymous to Johann Georg Faust, German magician and alchemist +‎ -ian.

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Faustian (comparative more Faustian, superlative most Faustian)

  1. Of or pertaining to Faust, especially his abandonment of values in order to pursue knowledge.
    She was a truly Faustian archaeologist, not above sleeping with other researchers to find out what leads they were following.

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