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Meaning of "concupiscence" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CONCUPISCENCE

From Church Latin concupiscentia, from Latin concupiscere to covet ardently, from cupere to wish, desire.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CONCUPISCENCE

concupiscence  [kənˈkjuːpɪsəns] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONCUPISCENCE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Concupiscence is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CONCUPISCENCE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Concupiscence

Concupiscence is an ardent, usually sensual, longing. In Christian theology, concupiscence has the name "Fomes peccati", as the selfish human desire for an object, person, or experience. For Christians, concupiscence is 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.

Definition of concupiscence in the English dictionary

The definition of concupiscence in the dictionary is strong desire, esp sexual desire.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CONCUPISCENCE


absence
ˈæbsəns
beneficence
bɪˈnɛfɪsəns
complacence
kəmˈpleɪsəns
essence
ˈɛsəns
impuissance
ɪmˈpjuːɪsəns
licence
ˈlaɪsəns
license
ˈlaɪsəns
magnificence
mæɡˈnɪfɪsəns
maleficence
mæˈlɛfɪsəns
nascence
ˈneɪsəns
nonsense
ˈnɒnsəns
obeisance
əʊˈbeɪsəns
puissance
ˈpjuːɪsəns
reconnaissance
rɪˈkɒnɪsəns
relicense
riːˈlaɪsəns
reminiscence
ˌrɛmɪˈnɪsəns
renaissance
rəˈneɪsəns
resipiscence
ˌrɛsɪˈpɪsəns
reticence
ˈretɪsəns
sublicense
sʌbˈlaɪsəns

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONCUPISCENCE

concubinage
concubinary
concubine
concubitancy
concubitant
concupiscent
concupiscible
concupy
concur
concurred
concurrence
concurrency
concurrent
concurrent engineering
concurrent processing
concurrent user
concurrent versions system
concurrently
concurring
concuss

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONCUPISCENCE

adolescence
at your convenience
car licence
chemiluminescence
convalescence
dehiscence
driving licence
effervescence
electroluminescence
evanescence
florescence
fluorescence
gaming licence
immunofluorescence
luminescence
obsolescence
provisional driving licence
renascence
road-fund licence
senescence
translucence

Synonyms and antonyms of concupiscence in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CONCUPISCENCE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «concupiscence» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of concupiscence

Translation of «concupiscence» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONCUPISCENCE

Find out the translation of concupiscence to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of concupiscence from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «concupiscence» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

色欲
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

la concupiscencia
570 millions of speakers

English

concupiscence
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अभिलाषा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الشهوه
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

похоть
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

concupiscência
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কামুকতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

concupiscence
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kecewa
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Lüsternheit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

色欲
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

색욕
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kepenak
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nhục dục
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அளவுக்கதிகமான சிற்றின்ப ஆசை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गोंधळ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

şehvet
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

concupiscenza
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pożądliwość
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

хіть
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

concupiscență
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λαγνεία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

begeertes
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

concupiscence
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

begjær
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of concupiscence

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONCUPISCENCE»

The term «concupiscence» is regularly used and occupies the 66.176 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CONCUPISCENCE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «concupiscence» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «concupiscence» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about concupiscence

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONCUPISCENCE»

Discover the use of concupiscence in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to concupiscence and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Augustine and the Functions of Concupiscence
The book demonstrates how and why concupiscence became such a pregnant concept in Augustine’s theology and philosophy.
Timo Nisula, 2012
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Systematic Theology
The classical name for this desire is concupiscentia "concupiscence" — the unlimited desire to draw the whole of reality into one's self. It refers to all aspects of man's relation to himself and to his world. It refers to physical hunger as well as to ...
Paul Tillich, 1975
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On Evil
Therefore, concupiscence is also natural. 3. No sin is related to good and evil. But we can desire both good le.g., wisdom) and evil le.g., stealing). Therefore, concupiscence as such is not original sin. 4. Concupiscence designates either a  ...
Thomas Aquinas, Brian Davies, 2003
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Original Sin: Origins, Developments, Contemporary Meanings
Baptism removes original sin and the guilt for concupiscence. But it does not remove concupiscence, the disorder in nature caused by sin. Concupiscence remains in nature as punishment for Adam's sin. The inner disorder of human nature is ...
Tatha Wiley, 2002
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Martin Luther: The Man and the Image
For well over a thousand years before Luther's time Christian theologians had denoted this legacy of Adam's sin with the term 'concupiscence.' Augustine, for example, brings out the distinction between sin and concupiscence in one of his  ...
Herbert David Rix, 1983
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Sin: Radical Evil in Soul and Society
When pride leads us to try to steal what belongs to the outsiders, it has produced concupiscence. If the outsiders resist, the insiders rally the troops and go to war to eliminate the resistance. Pride leads to violence. 4. Concupiscence. We return  ...
Ted Peters, 1994
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The Conversion Experience: A Reflective Process for RCIA ...
Theologians have traditionally seen the alleviation of concupiscence as a second value that Christian marriage incarnates. Contemporary theology, however, interprets the meaning of concupiscence in social and political categories.
Donald L. Gelpi, 1998
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Lévinas and the Wisdom of Love: The Question of Invisibility
Even if you allow that concupiscence presupposes neighbor-love and that concupiscence is experienced through neighbor-love, it does not follow that it is a form of neighbor-love. He tries to convince us of the reduction of concupiscence to ...
Corey Beals, 2007
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The Embrace of Eros: Bodies, Desires, and Sexuality in ...
The state of corruption, marked as it is by a disorder of body and soul, tends to foster this unnatural concupiscence. Human beings are born into this state, but their individual actions contribute to the formation of habits that dispose them to ...
Margaret D. Kamitsuka, 2010
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On Evil
But the subject of original sin is the soul, and the cause of concupiscence is not the soul but the flesh. Therefore concupiscence is not original sin. 10. Concupiscence seems to be original sin especially according as it implies the necessity of ...
Saint Thomas Aquinas, Jean T. Oesterle, 1995

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONCUPISCENCE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term concupiscence is used in the context of the following news items.
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Today In History: Polygamy In America
... “Mohammed…seduced the people by promises of carnal pleasure to which the concupiscence of the flesh goads us…and he gave free reign ... «Western Journalism, Jul 15»
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The Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Burden of Natural Family …
... OK (even Augustine said so, claiming that marriage was a legitimate mechanism for dealing with sexual concupiscence) to SETTLE for that is ... «Patheos, Jul 15»
3
My Libido: A Mosquito
I was sick of being treated like an object of concupiscence, and I wanted God to do something about it. Ahem. So the answer to my prayer was ... «Patheos, Jul 15»
4
The Common Good: Contained in the Person of Jesus Christ
To be sure, sin (and concupiscence) is a reality. But it is not the fundamental reality. Because of this, the four pillars of Catholic social teaching ... «National Catholic Register, Jul 15»
5
Seeing is not believing
Even the holiest of humankind have to battle concupiscence, animosity, and selfishness all their lives. The revered Saint Padre Pio, gifted with ... «The Manila Times, Jul 15»
6
Of Otherness, Gay Marriage, Rights and Offices
... walking about, gay or straight, are meant to resist sexual concupiscence, whether within the Office of Singleness or Religious Consecration. «Patheos, Jul 15»
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The historical roots of dissent, from Vatican II to the Synod on the …
The secondary purposes of marriage are the mutual help the spouses give one another and the remedy of concupiscence. Chastity, within and ... «Lifesite, Jul 15»
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GlobalFoundries completes IBM microelectronics acquisition
Concupiscence: (+4)Why wouldn't they? IBM paid them to take it off their hands. derFunkenstein: That's a good point, both of you. Litzner: Rest ... «The Tech Report, LLC, Jul 15»
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Nvidia's 353.38 hotfix driver fixes Chrome crashes, G-Sync lag
Concupiscence: (+7)Nah, they're usually the least worst. edit: Not that I envy the... anotherengineer: (+1)Exactly. Software is written by people, ... «The Tech Report, LLC, Jun 15»
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The Power of Imagination on Display at the Library
Here her chalk pastel Concupiscence (Outside the Dark Woods) depicts the She-Wolf from Dante's Inferno with her characteristic wit. Better still ... «ithaca.com, Jun 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Concupiscence [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/concupiscence>. Dec 2019 ».
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