concupiscent

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj concupiscent vigorously passionate
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Concupiscent Having sexual lust; libidinous; lustful; lecherous; salacious.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • concupiscent Characterized by illicit desire or appetite; sensual; libidinous; lustful.
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Quotations

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    “The five senses are horse sense, innocence, common sense, concupiscence, and nonsense.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. concupiscens, p. pr. of concupiscere, v. incho. of concupere, to long for; con-, + cupere,. See Covet

Usage

In literature:

St. Jerome and others of the ancient fathers allege this infirmity of Paul's to have been some physical defect, or concupiscence.
"Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians" by Martin Luther
This I say; it will not put itself in any fear, it will not lead itself into any concupiscence.
"Meditations" by Marcus Aurelius
We have two tyrannous physical passions: concupiscence and chastity.
"Preface to Androcles and the Lion" by George Bernard Shaw
What virtue will there be then, said the monk, in their bullets of concupiscence, their habits and their bodies?
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book I." by Francois Rabelais
The strongest that were found in him, both of the irascible and concupiscible, were under the control of his reason.
"The Works of Samuel Johnson, Vol. 6" by Samuel Johnson
Goes to law as men do to bad houses, to spend his money and satisfy his concupiscence of wrangling.
"Character Writings of the 17th Century" by Various
The snake of disguised concupiscence sounded its rattle.
"Essays in Rebellion" by Henry W. Nevinson
And who does not know that that concupiscence is not imputed, while from natural he is becoming spiritual?
"The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love" by Emanuel Swedenborg
I denied the spring of friendship with the filth of concupiscence, and I beclouded its brightness with the hell of lust.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol IX." by Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
The jocularity pivoted unendingly on the same twin centres of alcohol and concupiscence.
"The Roll-Call" by Arnold Bennett
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In poetry:

In manhood, he will try to take thee in,
With women and with wine thy time to waste,
And thy pure vessel to defile with sin,
With foul concupiscence, and deeds unchaste.
"Advice, To Guard Against The Temptations Of The Devil " by Rees Prichard
White-robed she waited day by day; alone
With the white temple's shrined concupiscence,
The Paphian goddess on her obscene throne,
Binding all chastity to violence,
All innocence to lust that feels no shame—
Venus Mylitta born of filth and flame.
"The Paphian Venus" by Madison Julius Cawein