Definition of Faust in English:


Syllabification: Faust
Pronunciation: /foust
(also Faustus /ˈfoustəs, ˈfô-/)
( Died circa 1540), German astronomer and necromancer. Reputed to have sold his soul to the Devil, he became the subject of dramas by Marlowe and Goethe, an opera by Gounod, and a novel by Thomas Mann.



Pronunciation: /ˈfoustēən/
More example sentences
  • He's the maker of the Faustian bargain that is bound to end badly.
  • If that is true, then the shared communion has become a Faustian bargain.
  • Patriarchy strikes a Faustian bargain with men.

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