Definition of Faustian adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈfaʊstiən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfaʊstiən//
(formal) Faustian bargain/pact/agreement
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an agreement in which somebody agrees to do something bad or dishonest, in return for money, success or power From Faust, who, according to the German legend, sold his soul to the Devil in return for many years of power and pleasure.
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