Definition of lusty in English:


Syllabification: lust·y
Pronunciation: /ˈləstē

adjective (lustier, lustiest)

Healthy and strong; full of vigor: the other farms had lusty young sons to work the land lusty singing
More example sentences
  • I think the healthy, lusty movement we all had at Henry Street was because we walked every day.
  • Dan will wear a Ball gown and sing a lusty version of Marilyn's ‘I Call Your Name’.
  • Imagine those choruses of lusty male voices singing The Internationale on the soundtrack.
healthy, strong, fit, vigorous, robust, hale and hearty, energetic;
informal beefy
dated stalwart
loud, vigorous, hearty, strong, powerful, forceful


Middle English: from lust (in the early sense 'vigor') + -y1.



More example sentences
  • Petruchio has an admiration for Kate's lustiness.
  • Their latest effort, from the 2003 vintage, underscores the status of this wine as an inspiration to drinkers for its sheer lustiness and sense of abandon.
  • A certain lustiness, a certain appetite for the pleasures of life, is an attractive, human quality.

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