[kon-kyoo-pi-suh nt, kong-]


lustful or sensual.
eagerly desirous.

Nearby words

  1. concretize,
  2. concubinage,
  3. concubinary,
  4. concubine,
  5. concupiscence,
  6. concupiscible,
  7. concur,
  8. concurrence,
  9. concurrent,
  10. concurrent engineering

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

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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