lustful

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From Middle English lustful, from Old English lustfull (desirous, wishful); equivalent to lust +‎ -ful. Cognate with Dutch lustvol (lustful, lusty), German lustvoll (pleasurable), Swedish lustfyllt (pleasurable), Swedish lustfyllda (lustful).

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lustful (comparative more lustful, superlative most lustful)

  1. Full of lust; driven by lust.
    • 1936, Rollo Ahmed, The Black Art, London: Long, page 161:
      Many of the so-called rites of these secret societies were so patently ridiculous, that it is quite obvious that they were merely an excuse for men and women to indulge in sex-play and lustful gratification, frequently of an abnormal kind.

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