Driven by or filled with strong sexual desire; concupiscent.


characterized or driven by sexual desire


(kɒnˈkyu pɪ sə bəl, kɒŋ-)

having or impelled by lustful desire.
[1490–1500; < Middle French < Late Latin concupīscibil(is)= Latin concupīsc(ere) (see concupiscence) + -ibilis -ible]
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2, in which Thomas argues that love is the first of the concupiscible passions, and ST I-II, q.
This description of the passions as motions located in the sensitive soul (in common with animals), and generally divided according to irascible and concupiscible powers, is broadly Aristotelian and was recognized as Thomistic in the seventeenth century.
Prudence and faith were assigned to the intellect; justice, charity, and (usually) hope to the will; and temperance and fortitude to the concupiscible and irascible passions.
Insofar as the editorial staff engaged their readers to preserve themselves from concupiscible appetites guided by desire like irascible appetites driven by anger, under the sign of Bossuet, Saint-Thomas d'Aquin, Saint-Augustin or even Albert de Mun, such an adventure was not acceptable in their eyes.
doe first arise in the appetible or concupiscible parte.
Pilsner suggests that the motive appears to be the specifying factor for an action only when Aquinas treats those actions 'involving disorders relevant to the concupiscible appetite' (215).
16) which reflects Aquinas's distinction between concupiscible and irascible appetites (Summa Theologiae I, q.
These wounds were said to affect persons' reasons, their wills, and both their irascible and their concupiscible appetites (p.
Firstly, love is a basic emotion of the concupiscible appetite, which is a sensitive appetite that man has in common with non-rational animals.
Temperance is needed to moderate the concupiscible appetite lest our wants for pleasurable things tyrannize us [10:121].
in the individual man, the soul rules the body; and among the parts of the soul, the irascible and the concupiscible parts are ruled by reason.
Some representative interpretations follow: Venus and Adonis portrays Venus as embodying the concupiscible appetites in her advances to Adonis and the irascible appetites in her responses to his death.