What does lustful mean?

I know what the word lust means, but what does it mean when someone says you are lustful?

My friend was joking with me and named something after me, what does it mean to call someone lustful? Does that mean you have lust for them? Or does it mean that the person usually has lust for something? I'm confused.


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Most Helpful Guy

  • The best way to work out what words mean is to take them apart.

    Lustful:
    Lust, full = Full of lust

    So to be lustful would mean to have lust for something

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Most Helpful Girl

  • Lustful after somebody means looking at a person in a sexual manner where you want to have sex with them and nothing else superficially because of their body and sex appeal. Depending on the context it can also lead into a rape situation if involved with the wrong person. It is not the same as loving a person. So don't let that fool you. It is to desperately want somebody/something you can't have. To lust after something means you have uncontrollable desire to want a specific goal/item.

    An example of lustful looks towards a human being would be watching porn. When you desire to have sex with the person on the screen or picture, but can't have in reality. When guys look at a woman's body and talk about having sex with her or imagining sexual acts with that person. The is called 'lusting in your heart'. They desire your body. Another example is a well known world leader who lusts for power. The will kill, murder, rape, steal whatever at his/her disposal just for 'power'. That is how powerful lust is. When somebody sees a flat screen TV and they stare and stare and stare, that is lusting. They want something that they can't have. If the lust is so bad, they may even attempt to steal it or will steal it instead of paying the amount it costs just to get that TV.

    So when another person says you are lustful, it could mean that you have lust for somebody sexually or have an uncontrollable desire to have that person. It could be for any reason. He was really handsome, your wondering how he is in bed, things like that. Hope this helps. So if its directed towards a person it is in that manner.

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What Guys Said 2

  • it means full of lust

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  • That you are full of lust for life or maybe something else. Depends on the context.

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What Girls Said 1

  • Yes, it's the same word it just means that it is intertwined with your personality. You are a person that has strong desires towards others.

    You're a lustful person is different from telling someone they are in lust or lusting.

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