lusty

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From Middle English lusty (mirthful, pleasant, delicious, delightful), equivalent to lust +‎ -y. Compare Saterland Frisian lustich (amusing), West Frisian lustich (amusing, funny), Dutch lustig (cheerful), German lustig (amusing), Danish lystig (merry), Swedish lustig (funny).

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lusty (comparative lustier, superlative lustiest)

  1. Exhibiting lust (in the obsolete sense meaning "vigor"); strong, healthy, robust; vigorous; full of sap or vitality.
  2. Hearty, merry, gleesome, enthusiastic, lively, stirring.
  3. (obsolete or informal) Given to experiencing lust; enjoying physical sensations; lustful.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of John Milton to this entry?)
  4. (obsolete) Beautiful; handsome; pleasant.
    • (Can we date this quote by Edmund Spenser and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      So lovedst thou the lusty Hyacinct;
      So lovedst thou the faire Čoronis deare.
  5. (obsolete) Of large size; big.
    • (Can we date this quote by John Evelyn and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      I thought to have embarked in the evening, but, for fear of pirates plying near the coast, I durst not trust our small vessel, and stayed till Monday following, when two or three lusty vessels were to depart.
    1. (obsolete, rare) With child.

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Etymology[edit]

From lust +‎ -y, though note Old Norse lostigr.

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lusty

  1. pleasant, delightful
  2. eager, happy
  3. fine, good
  4. good-quality, useful
  5. life-giving
  6. lustful

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  • English: lusty

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