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[kon-kyoo-pi-suh nt, kong-]
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  1. lustful or sensual.
  2. eagerly desirous.
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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
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Related Words for concupiscent

carnal, desirous, sensual

Examples from the Web for concupiscent

Historical Examples of 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.

  • That was why, when he had finished his second ballad, and sometimes even sooner, concupiscent looks appeared in their eyes.

Word Origin and History for concupiscent


mid-15c., from Latin concupiscentem (nominative concupiscens), present participle of concupiscere "to long for, covet" (see concupiscence).

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