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From Latin venustus, from Venus (the goddess of love).


venust (comparative more venust, superlative most venust)

  1. (obsolete) beautiful
    • E. Waterhouse
      As the infancy of Rome was venust, so was its manhood notably strenuous.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for venust in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)