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concupiscible

[kon-kyoo-pi-suh-buh l, kong-]
adjective Archaic.
  1. worthy of being desired.
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Origin of concupiscible

1490–1500; < Middle French comcupiscible < Late Latin concupīscibil(is), equivalent to Latin concupīsc(ere) (see concupiscent) + -ibilis -ible
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Historical Examples

  • Whence the irascible, whence the concupiscible Passions do most arise.

    The Works of Sir Thomas Browne (Volume 1 of 3)

    Thomas Browne

  • For the Irascible passions do follow the temper of the heart, but the concupiscible distractions the crasis of the liver.

  • The strongest that were found in him, both of the irascible and concupiscible, were under the control of his reason.