Definitions

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  • adj. Amorous, lustful; feeling sexy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having sexual lust; libidinous; lustful; lecherous; salacious.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Characterized by illicit desire or appetite; sensual; libidinous; lustful.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. vigorously passionate

Etymologies

From Latin concupiscens (stem concupiscent-), present participle of concupīscō ("long for, covet"), inchoative of concupiō ("long for"), from con- + cupiō ("desire, wish for"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This extremely dull piece of costume softcore porn from Hong Kong is set in the Ming dynasty where, among other things, a young, recently married scholar is drawn into the concupiscent world of the Prince of Ning and his Pavilion of Ultimate Bliss.

    3-D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy – review

  • Though there is ever-present sadness the poet still wishes to "whip in kitchen cups concupiscent curds."

    Kazim Ali: From East Jerusalem to Ramallah

  • All of which makes me cut him a lot more slack in the coherent narrative, stupid polyester suit, and concupiscent co-ed departments.

    My Friday, By Delia

  • Being terrified of women, and yet as concupiscent as bonobo, Qutb is widely believed to have died a virgin.

    Sam Harris: On Spiritual Truths

  • On the other hand, of course, the satisfaction of lurid concupiscent energies in the name of truth is an equal deception and error.

    Eric Simpson: The Noetic Value of Fiction

  • A concupiscent male face composed of countless tiny flowers, with shriveled brown protuberances discernible as human nipples on the skin itself…

    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Skin Deep

  • This book is the story of the two love affairs that interrupted the trajectory of my life: one with farming—that dirty, concupiscent art—and the other with a complicated and exasperating farmer I found in State College, Pennsylvania.

    The Dirty Life

  • Usually these glances came from women, though sometimes from gentlemen, who simply admired his fashionable clothes, often of caffa, and his velvet hats; at other times these glances were of a concupiscent nature, whereupon I was made to feel most ill at ease.

    The Stream and The Torrent

  • Many thinkers agreed with Augustine that concupiscent love was to be distinguished from friendship, and, with respect to heavenly beatitude, use from fruition.

    Lorenzo Valla

  • I suspect there may be more Virgin Strawberry Daiquiris ordered than concupiscent ones.

    Why Do Mocktails Fall Flat?

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  • "Rilkean angels, complex essences in a wind of light, fibrous with articulate memories, accidental events enriched into significance, a cherished smile, a long afternoon, a concupiscent dream, disappointments salvaged by courage, are the quiring that Fourier saw as a destiny of attractions." from "Apples and Pears" by Guy Davenport

    January 19, 2010

  • This word so does not sound like what it means.

    April 29, 2008

  • Love that poem, sionnach. I even made a Poetrie about it. :-)

    October 23, 2007

  • CALL the roller of big cigars,
    The muscular one, and bid him whip
    In kitchen cups concupiscent curds.
    Let the wenches dawdle in such dress
    As they are used to wear, and let the boys
    Bring flowers in last month's newspapers.
    Let be be finale of seem.
    The only emperor is the emperor of ice-cream.

    Take from the dresser of deal,
    Lacking the three glass knobs, that sheet
    On which she embroidered fantails once
    And spread it so as to cover her face.
    If her horny feet protrude, they come
    To show how cold she is, and dumb.
    Let the lamp affix its beam.
    The only emperor is the emperor of ice-cream.

    Wallace Stevens: The Emperor of Ice-Cream

    October 23, 2007


  • Concupiscence and force are the source of all our actions; concupiscence causes voluntary actions, force involuntary ones.

    October 22, 2007

  • I actually love the adjectival form, as when used by WS in Measure for Measure, "concupiscible intemperate lust."

    Wait: is that adjectival? Isn't it already an adjective? Then what's concupiscible?

    December 6, 2006