concupiscent

[ kon-kyoo-pi-suhnt, kong- ]
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adjective
  1. lustful or sensual: Today's woman is no longer just the plaything of the concupiscent male.

  2. eagerly desirous.

Origin of concupiscent

1
First recorded in 1400–50; from Latin concupiscent- (stem of concupiscēns, present participle of concupiscere “to conceive an ardent desire for”), equivalent to concupere “to desire greatly” (equivalent of con- intensive prefix + cupere “to desire”) + -escent inchoative suffix; see con-, -escent

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