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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fou-stee-uh n]
    • /ˈfaʊ sti ən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fou-stee-uh n]
    • /ˈfaʊ sti ən/

Definitions of faustian word

  • adjective faustian of, relating to, or characteristic of Faust: a Faustian novel. 1
  • adjective faustian sacrificing spiritual values for power, knowledge, or material gain: a Faustian pact with the Devil. 1
  • adjective faustian characterized by spiritual dissatisfaction or torment. 1
  • adjective faustian possessed with a hunger for knowledge or mastery. 1
  • adjective faustian of or relating to Faust, esp reminiscent of his bargain with the devil 0

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Origin of faustian

First appearance:

before 1875
One of the 25% newest English words
First recorded in 1875-80; Faust + -ian

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Parts of speech for Faustian


faustian popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 78% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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