[fou-stee-uh n] /ˈfaʊ sti ən/
of, relating to, or characteristic of :
a Faustian novel.
sacrificing spiritual values for power, knowledge, or material gain:
a Faustian pact with the Devil.
characterized by spiritual dissatisfaction or torment.
possessed with a hunger for knowledge or mastery.
of or relating to Faust, esp reminiscent of his bargain with the devil
1876, in reference to Johann Faust (c.1485-1541), German wandering astrologer and wizard, who was reputed to have sold his soul to the Devil. Fantastic tales of his life were told as early as the late 16c., and he was the hero of dramas by Marlowe and Goethe. The Latinized form of his name, faustus, means “of favorable omen.”
- Faustian bargain
Faustian bargain [(fow-stee-uhn)] Faust, in the legend, traded his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge. To “strike a Faustian bargain” is to be willing to sacrifice anything to satisfy a limitless desire for knowledge or power.
[fou-stuh s, faw-] /ˈfaʊ stəs, ˈfɔ-/ noun 1. .
/fɔːt/ noun, verb 1. a Scot word for fault
[foht duh myœ] /foʊt də ˈmyœ/ adverb, adjective, French. 1. for lack of something better. /fot də mjø; English ˌfəʊt də ˈmjɜː/ uknown 1. for lack of anything better