lusty
Pronunciation Adjective

lusty (comparative lustier, superlative lustiest)

  1. Exhibiting lust (in the obsolete sense meaning "vigor"); strong, healthy, robust; vigorous; full of sap or vitality.
    • 1610–1611, William Shakespeare, “The Tempest”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act II, scene i], page 6 ↗:
      How luſh and luſty the graſſe lookes ? How greene ?
    • 1610–1611, William Shakespeare, “The Tempest”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act II, scene i], page 7 ↗, column Ferdinand}}] beare the ſurges vnder him, / And ride vpon their backes ; he trod the water / Whoſe enmity he flung aſide : and breſted / The ſurge moſt ſwolne that met him : his bold head / 'Bove the contentious waues he kept, and oared / Himſelfe with his good armes in luſty ſtroke / To th'ſhore ; that ore his waue-worne baſis bowed / As ſtooping to releeue him{{...}:
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  2. Hearty, merry, gleesome, enthusiastic, lively, stirring.
  3. (obsolete or informal) Given to experiencing lust; enjoying physical sensations; lustful.
  4. (obsolete) Beautiful; handsome; pleasant.
    • So lovedst thou the lusty Hyacinct;
      So lovedst thou the faire Čoronis deare.
  5. (obsolete) Of large size; big.
    • I thought to have embarked in the evening, but, for fear of pirates plying near the coast, I durst not trust our small vessel, and stayed till Monday following, when two or three lusty vessels were to depart.
    1. (obsolete, rare) With child.



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