concupiscent
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /kɒnˈkjuːpɪ.sənt/
  • (America) IPA: /kɑːnˈkjuːpɪ.sənt/, /kənˈkjuːpə.sənt/
Adjective

concupiscent

  1. Amorous; lustful.
    • 1894 — Plato's The Republic, Book VIII, translated by Benjamin Jowett
      Is not such an one likely to seat the concupiscent and covetous element on the vacant throne and to suffer it to play the great king within him, girt with tiara and chain and scimitar?
    • 1922 — Wallace Stevens, The Emperor of Ice Cream
      Call the roller of big cigars, / The muscular one, and bid him whip / In kitchen cups concupiscent curds.
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