adjective (lustier, lustiest) healthy and strong; vigorous.
lustily adverb
lustiness noun
ME: from lust (in the early sense 'vigour') + -y1.

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  • lusty — early 13c., joyful, merry, from LUST (Cf. lust) + Y (Cf. 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.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • lusty — *vigorous, energetic, strenuous, nervous Analogous words: robust, sound, *healthy, hale: stout, sturdy, *strong, stalwart: husky, brawny, *muscular, sinewy, athletic Antonyms: effete Contrasted words: *weak …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • lusty — [adj] energetic, healthy brawny, dynamic, hale, hearty, potent, powerful, red blooded, robust, rugged, stalwart, stout, strapping, strenuous, strong, sturdy, tough, vigorous, vital; concepts 314,485,489 Ant. lethargic, unenergetic, unhealthy,… …   New thesaurus

  • lusty — ► ADJECTIVE (lustier, lustiest) ▪ healthy and strong; vigorous. DERIVATIVES lustily adverb lustiness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • lusty — [lus′tē] adj. lustier, lustiest full of vigor; strong, robust, hearty, etc. lustily adv. lustiness n …   English World dictionary

  • lusty — adjective (lustier; est) Date: 13th century 1. archaic merry, joyous 2. lustful < lusty passion > 3. a. full of strength and vitality ; healthy, vigorous …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • lusty — [[t]lʌ̱sti[/t]] lustier, lustiest ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you say that something is lusty, you mean that it is healthy and full of strength and energy. ...plants with large, lusty roots. ...remembering his lusty singing in the open park. Derived …   English dictionary

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