Concupiscence definition

kŏn-kyo͝opĭ-səns
Strong desire or appetite, esp. sexual desire; lust.
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A strong desire, especially sexual desire; lust.
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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.

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An ardent desire, especially sexual desire; lust.
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Origin of concupiscence

  • 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. com– cupere to desire

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin concupiscentia, from concupīscō (“I desire strongly, I desire eagerly; I covet”).

    From Wiktionary