Todays Word: concupiscent

Word: concupiscent

PRONUNCIATION:

(kon-KYOO-pih-suhnt)

MEANING:

adjective: Lustful; libidinous.

ETYMOLOGY:

From Latin concupiscentia, from concupiscere (to desire ardently), from con- (intensive prefix) + cupere (to desire). Earliest documented use: around 1450.

USAGE:

“The woman in the centre of the picture is a member of Gaddafi’s cohort of female bodyguards, a policy no doubt admired by the famously concupiscent Italian PM.”
The World Through a Lens; The Observer (London, UK); Jun 14, 2009.

“I doubt even Mosiuoa Lekota would wish to emulate another concupiscent ruler from times past, one Solomon, who, we are told, had 700 official wives and 300 concubines. One can only wonder how much time old King Sol had left for his official duties.”
Andrea Meeson; Cadres and Concubines a Great Show; Sunday Independent (South Africa); Apr 12, 2009.

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