What does concupiscence mean?

Definitions for concupiscence
kɒnˈkyu pɪ səns, kɒŋ-con·cu·pis·cence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sexual desire, eros, concupiscence, physical attraction(noun)

    a desire for sexual intimacy


  1. concupiscence(Noun)

    An ardent desire, especially sexual desire; lust.

  2. Origin: From the concupisco.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Concupiscence(noun)

    sexual lust; morbid carnal passion

  2. Origin: [F., fr. L. concupiscentia.]


  1. Concupiscence

    Concupiscence is often defined as an ardent, usually sensual, longing. The concept is most commonly encountered in Christian theology, where it also receives the name "Fomes peccati", as the selfish human desire for an object, person, or experience. For Christians, concupiscence refers to what they understand as the orientation, inclination or innate tendency of human beings to long for fleshly appetites, often associated with a desire to do things which are proscribed. There are nine occurrences of concupiscence in the Douay-Rheims Bible and three occurrences in the King James Bible. It is also one of the English translations of the Koine Greek epithumia, which occurs 38 times in the New Testament.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Concupiscence

    kon-kū′pis-ens, n. violent desire: sexual appetite: lust.—adjs. Concū′piscent, Concū′piscible. [Fr.,—L. concupiscentiaconcupiscĕrecon, inten., cupĕre, to desire.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of concupiscence in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of concupiscence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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