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Concupiscent

Definition: Lusty, passionate; typically used in a sexual sense.

Pronunciation: “kon-kuh-piss-shent”

Origin:

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.”

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Written by Veronica Jacobs

Veronica Jacobs is a fiction writer, blogger, academic editor, and sci-fi enthusiast. Currently working freelance (with a background in English Literature), she spends most of her time writing.

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