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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.
    • 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, The Emperor of Ice Cream
      Call the roller of big cigars, / The muscular one, and bid him whip / In kitchen cups concupiscent curds.
    • 1997, David Foster Wallace, “A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again”, in A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again, Kindle edition, Little, Brown Book Group:
      The rumors about Carnival 7NC’s are legion, one such rumor being that their Cruises are kind of like floating meat-market bars and that their ships bob with a conspicuous carnal squeakatasqueakata at night. There’s none of this kind of concupiscent behavior aboard the Nadir, I’m happy to say.

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

  1. concupiscent

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