concupiscible

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French concupiscible, from Latin concupiscibilis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /kənˈkjuːpɪsɪbəl/

Adjective[edit]

concupiscible (comparative more concupiscible, superlative most concupiscible)

  1. (obsolete) Greatly to be desired or lusted after; exciting concupiscence.
    • 1762, Laurence Sterne, Tristram Shandy, vol. V:
      for never did thy eyes behold, or thy concupiscence covet, anything in this world more concupiscible than Widow Wadman.
  2. Pertaining to concupiscence or lust; characterized by strong desire.