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Used to express a very intense form of desire that can overwhelm a person. SlideThe millionaire's lust for new ventures seemed insatiable.
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Often has a negative implication, suggesting an overpowering and potentially harmful obsession. SlideHis eyes revealed a relentless lust that made her uneasy.
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Avoid using 'lust' in formal or professional contexts, as it relates to sexual desire. SlideSpeaking of lust in the workplace led to a conversation with HR.