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concupiscence

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

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2 intense sexual desire
  • according to the church theologian St. Augustine, concupiscence is a consequence of original sin

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The first known use of concupiscence was in the 14th century

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“Concupiscence.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/concupiscence. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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