[kon-kyoo-pi-suh nt, kong-]


lustful or sensual.
eagerly desirous.

Origin of concupiscent

1400–50; < Latin concupīscent- (stem of concupīscēns, present participle of concupīscere to conceive ardent desire for), equivalent to con- con- + cup- (stem of cupere to desire) + -īscent-, variant of -ēscent- -escent Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for concupiscent

carnal, desirous, sensual

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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