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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lust

    Appetite is used only of the demands of the physical system, unless otherwise expressly stated, as when we say an appetite for knowledge; passion includes all excitable impulses of our nature, as anger, fear, love, hatred, etc. Appetite is thus more animal than passion; and when we speak of passions and appetites as conjoined or contrasted, we think of the appetites as wholly physical and of the passions as, in part at least, mental or spiritual. We say an appetite for food, a passion for fame. Compare DESIRE.

    Compare ANTIPATHY.

    appetency, appetite, craving, desire, disposition, impulse, inclination, liking, longing, passion, proclivity, proneness, propensity, relish, thirst, zest

    antipathy, aversion, detestation, disgust, dislike, disrelish, distaste, hatred, indifference, loathing, repugnance, repulsion

    He had an insatiable appetite for the marvellous.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lecherousness, lust, lustfulnessnoun

    a strong sexual desire

    lecherousness, lustfulness, luxuria

  2. lust, luxuriaverb

    self-indulgent sexual desire (personified as one of the deadly sins)

    lecherousness, luxuria, lustfulness

  3. crave, hunger, thirst, starve, lustverb

    have a craving, appetite, or great desire for

    hunger, crave, thirst, famish, starve

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. lustnoun

    cupidity, inordinate desire

  2. lustnoun

    concupiscence, carnality, lechery, pruriency, lasciviousness, carnal desire, animal appetite

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. lustnoun

    venereal appetite, concupiscence, salacity, sexual desire, longing, cupidity, desire, hankering

    anaphrodisia, sexual desire

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "lust":

    thirsty, desire, thirst, désir, drunkenness

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  1. Marquis de Sade:

    If it is the dirty element that gives pleasure to the act of lust, then the dirtier it is, the more pleasurable it is bound to be.

  2. Heather Vincent:

    During the past couple of weeks, theyve since started showing real signs of affection for each other. As Fern isnt in heat at the moment, we cant put it down to lust! So consequently, we think its genuine love and that gave us an idea, i remarked to Chris: Wouldnt it be funny if they got married, considering theres no weddings going on?

  3. State John Kerry:

    We have to acknowledge in all quarters of leadership that the plagues of violent extremism, greed, lust for power and sectarian exploitation often find their nourishment where governments are fragile and leaders are incompetent or dishonest.

  4. Mahabharata:

    Heaven?s gate is narrow and minute,* It cannot be perceived by foolish men, Blinded by vain illusions of the world. E?en the clear-sighted, who discern the way And seek to enter, find the portal barred And hard to be unlocked. Its massive bolts Are pride and passion, avarice and lust.

  5. Heather Vincent:

    During the past couple of weeks, they’ve since started showing real signs of affection for each other. As Fern isn’t in heat at the moment, we can’t put it down to lust.

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