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concupiscence

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noun con·cu·pis·cence \kän-ˈkyü-pə-sən(t)s, kən-\

Definition of concupiscence

  1. :  strong desire; especially :  sexual desire

con·cu·pis·cent play \-sənt\ adjective


Examples of concupiscence

  1. <the Puritans did not condemn concupiscence but rather the satisfaction of it in ways they deemed illicit>

  2. <according the church theologian St. Augustine, concupiscence is a consequence of original sin>



Origin of concupiscence

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin concupiscentia, from Latin concupiscent-, concupiscens, present participle of concupiscere to desire ardently, from com- + cupere to desire


First Known Use: 14th century


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