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

concupiscent

play \kän-ˈkyü-pə-sənt, kən-\ adjective

Examples of concupiscence in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology 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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