concupiscent


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con·cu·pis·cence

 (kŏn-kyo͞o′pĭ-səns)
n.
A strong desire, especially sexual desire; lust.

[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.; see com- + cupere, to desire.]

con·cu′pis·cent adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.concupiscent - vigorously passionate
passionate - having or expressing strong emotions

concupiscent

adjective
Feeling or devoted to sexual love or desire:
Translations

concupiscent

[kənˈkjuːpɪsənt] ADJ (frm) → concupiscente

concupiscent

adjlüstern
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The principles of definition, the law of contradiction, the fallacy of arguing in a circle, the distinction between the essence and accidents of a thing or notion, between means and ends, between causes and conditions; also the division of the mind into the rational, concupiscent, and irascible elements, or of pleasures and desires into necessary and unnecessary-- these and other great forms of thought are all of them to be found in the Republic, and were probably first invented by Plato.
Nor did the sounds I made distract Them from the enthusiasm of Their concupiscent offices that afternoon.
He also reminds us that although we have become a new creation through the life, death and resurrection of Christ, we are nevertheless participators in a perpetual struggle with what he calls the 'unruly' thoughts and deeds stemming from Original Sin and our subsequent concupiscent nature.
No one's going to speed-dial cigar rollers; concupiscent curds in kitchen cups will not be served.
But achieving the kind of unity called for and represented by Christ himself (Jn 17:21 et passim) is not a simple matter, given our concupiscent tendency toward egocentrism, a proclivity of self-defining groups as well as individuals.
Depending on an author's position, the Inkas were the most benevolent of monarchs or the basest of tyrants; defenders of marriage or concupiscent monsters who robbed common men of their wives and daughters; enlightened religious leaders who revered a single Creator, or feckless tricksters who engaged in public savagery to perpetuate their own power.
29) This theory demanded that scholastic theologians explain how Jesus could have been conceived without any male contribution and yet also without any excessively concupiscent emission of matter from Mary.
With the first shot, came the mental image of having seized a concupiscent hedgehog or barrel cactus.
1) pre-public choice school concern that private interests dominate the public ones--that is, the rational, self-interest, and concupiscent (a favorite word of his) calculus that motivates human action in private markets applies to decisionmaking in the public sector;
Moreover, the two East European beauties (Barbara Nedeljakova and jana Kadereabkova) who treat Paxton and Josh to a night of concupiscent fun are aphrodisiacal actors on the hostel's payroll, luring unsuspecting backpackers with the prospect of sex.
The poem begins with a series of hortatory imperatives--the rhetorical adhortatio, like "Let there be light"--in the form of strong verbs: call, let, let, bring, let, take: "Call the roller of big cigars, / The muscular one, and bid him whip / In kitchen cups concupiscent curds.
Although the human person, saved by the redeeming love of Christ, is essentially good, the concupiscent tendency remains as a residual effect or wound of original sin.