- 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: Middle English and amp; Old French ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin concupiscentia ; from Classical Latin concupiscens, present participle of concupiscere, to desire eagerly ; from com-, intensive plush cupiscere, to wish, desire ; from cupere, to desire: see Cupid
- concupiscent adjective
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Origin: Middle 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.
- con·cuˈpis·cent adjective