Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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  • adjective Amorous, lustful; feeling sexy.

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

  • adjective vigorously passionate

Etymologies

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

Examples

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

    Sam Harris: On Spiritual Truths

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

    Sam Harris: On Spiritual Truths

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Kazim Ali: From East Jerusalem to Ramallah

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

    Sam Harris: On Spiritual Truths

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

    Sam Harris: On Spiritual Truths

  • 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

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

    Sam Harris: On Spiritual Truths

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  • 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

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

    October 22, 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

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

    October 23, 2007

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

    April 29, 2008

  • "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