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Definition of Faustian adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



(formal) Faustian bargain/pact/agreement
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an agreement in which someone 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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