- The definition of concupiscence is a strong desire such as lust.
An example of concupiscence is a man's unending desire for a particular woman.
Origin of concupiscenceMiddle English and amp; Old French ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin concupiscentia ; from Classical Latin concupiscens, present participle of concupiscere, to desire eagerly ; from com-, intensive + cupiscere, to wish, desire ; from cupere, to desire: see Cupid
Origin of concupiscenceMiddle English, from Old French, from Late Latin concupīscentia, from Latin concupīscēns, concupīscent-, present participle of concupīscere, inchoative of concupere, to desire strongly : com-, intensive pref.; see com– + cupere, to desire.
- concupiscent adj
From Latin concupiscentia, from concupīscō (“I desire strongly, I desire eagerly; I covet”).