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From Latin concupiscens (stem concupiscent-), present participle of concupīscō (long for, covet), inchoative of concupiō (long for), from con- + cupiō (desire, wish for).

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concupiscent (comparative more concupiscent, superlative most concupiscent)

  1. Amorous, lustful; feeling sexy.
    • 1894Plato's The Republic, Book VIII, translated by Benjamin Jowett
      Is not such an one likely to seat the concupiscent and covetous element on the vacant throne and to suffer it to play the great king within him, girt with tiara and chain and scimitar?
    • 1922Wallace Stevens's "The Emperor of Ice Cream"
      Call the roller of big cigars, / The muscular one, and bid him whip / In kitchen cups concupiscent curds.

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concupiscent (feminine singular concupiscente, masculine plural concupiscents, feminine plural concupiscentes)

  1. concupiscent

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