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concupiscence

[ kon-kyoo-pi-suhns, kong- ]
/ kɒnˈkyu pɪ səns, kɒŋ- /
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noun

sexual desire; lust.
ardent, usually sensuous, longing.

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Origin of concupiscence

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English word from Late Latin word concupīscentia.See concupiscent, -ence
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British Dictionary definitions for concupiscence

concupiscence
/ (kənˈkjuːpɪsəns) /

noun

strong desire, esp sexual desire

Derived forms of concupiscence

concupiscent, adjective

Word Origin for concupiscence

C14: from Church Latin concupiscentia, from Latin concupiscere to covet ardently, from cupere to wish, desire
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