[kon-kyoo-pi-suh nt, kong-]
- lustful or sensual.
- eagerly desirous.
Origin of concupiscent
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Examples from the Web for concupiscent
It is true of cynical, profligate, and concupiscent art as well.Is Life Worth Living?
William Hurrell Mallock
Some American's concupiscent eye had alighted on her, observed her beauty, and marked her down.Christopher and Columbus
Countess Elizabeth Von Arnim
Hence dilectio is not in the concupiscent nature, but in the will, and therefore in the rational nature.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II)
Henry Osborn Taylor
That was why, when he had finished his second ballad, and sometimes even sooner, concupiscent looks appeared in their eyes.The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume III (of 8)
Guy de Maupassant
Word Origin and History for concupiscent
mid-15c., from Latin concupiscentem (nominative concupiscens), present participle of concupiscere "to long for, covet" (see concupiscence).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper