Origin of concupiscenceMiddle English and 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
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.
A strong desire, especially sexual desire; lust.
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”).
- The essence and mode of operation of original sin is concupiscence, which, as of the devil, subjects man in his natural state to the devil's dominion.
- He warned his hearers against the fires of concupiscence, anger, ignorance, birth, death, decay and anxiety; and taking each of the senses in order he compared all human sensations to a burning flame which seems to be something it is not, which produces pleasure and pain, but passes rapidly away, and ends only in destruction.3 Accompanied by his new disciples, the Buddha walked on to Rajagaha, the capital of King Bimbisara, who, not unmindful of their former interview, came out to welcome him.