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[luhs-tee] /ˈlʌs ti/

adjective, lustier, lustiest.
full of or characterized by healthy vigor.
hearty, as a meal.
spirited; enthusiastic.
lustful; lecherous.
adjective lustier, lustiest
having or characterized by robust health
strong or invigorating: a lusty brew

early 13c., “joyful, merry,” from lust + -y (2). It largely has escaped the Christianization and denigration of its root word. The sense of “full of healthy vigor” is from late 14c.; that of “full of desire” is attested from c.1400. Related: Lustily; lustiness.


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