Definition: Lusty, passionate; typically used in a sexual sense.
Middle English adoption from Old French, which was an adoption itself from Late Latin’s “concupiscentia”, from an older Latin term of “concupiscere” (“to desire strongly”), from “concupere”. The root “-cupere” means “to desire”, and the prefix “com-” is an intensifier.
Why this word?
It’s beautiful, plain and simple.
I was reading a book two days ago, and one of the characters had a pointed monologue that contained this word, and I was shocked to not recognize it! I was so excited; to me, it was a brand new term. (Trust me, this doesn’t happen very often.)
And then I thought, ‘Why not put it on Unusedwords?’
How to use the word concupiscent in a sentence?
Example: “Tony, for the love of– For the last time, I am not hiding any sort of secret, concupiscent connection to that man, oh my god.”