Lusting



[luhst] /lʌst/

noun
1.
intense sexual desire or appetite.
2.
uncontrolled or illicit sexual desire or appetite; lecherousness.
3.
a passionate or overmastering desire or craving (usually followed by for):
a lust for power.
4.
ardent enthusiasm; zest; relish:
an enviable lust for life.
5.
Obsolete.

verb (used without object)
6.
to have intense sexual desire.
7.
to have a yearning or desire; have a strong or excessive craving (often followed by for or after).
/lʌst/
noun
1.
a strong desire for sexual gratification
2.
a strong desire or drive
verb
3.
(intransitive; often foll by after or for) to have a lust (for)
n.

Old English lust “desire, appetite, pleasure,” from Proto-Germanic *lustuz (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Dutch, German lust, Old Norse lyst, Gothic lustus “pleasure, desire, lust”), from PIE *las- “to be eager, wanton, or unruly” (cf. Latin lascivus “wanton, playful, lustful;” see lascivious).

In Middle English, “any source of pleasure or delight,” also “an appetite,” also “a liking for a person,” also “fertility” (of soil). Sense of “sinful sexual desire, degrading animal passion” (now the main meaning) developed in late Old English from the word’s use in Bible translations (e.g. lusts of the flesh to render Latin concupiscentia carnis [I John ii:16]); the cognate words in other Germanic languages tend still to mean simply “pleasure.”
v.

c.1200, “to wish, to desire,” from lust (n.) and Old English lystan (see list (v.4)). Sense of “to have a strong sexual desire (for or after)” is first attested 1520s in biblical use. Related: Lusted; lusting.
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sinful longing; the inward sin which leads to the falling away from God (Rom. 1:21). “Lust, the origin of sin, has its place in the heart, not of necessity, but because it is the centre of all moral forces and impulses and of spiritual activity.” In Mark 4:19 “lusts” are objects of desire.

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