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concupiscence

A theological term for ardent, usually sensual, longing or lust for an object, person or experience.

concupiscence

Horniness, see there.
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(24) In fact, the instinctual and deficient intellectual characteristics of the sins of the concupiscent appetite punished in upper Hell ethically correspond to the world-wide state of linguistic confusion that initially resulted from Babel.
Also, in farces that focus on sexual desire, it is almost always the woman who is portrayed as being concupiscent. The Lady of Paris represents a drastic reversal from a female role in farce: she is guilty of excessiveness; she is neither cunning nor wily, nor sexually aggressive.
A benevolent love does not arise in concupiscent love, (61) which desires the good not in itself but for another reason.
Besides almond trees, riverboats, crocheted booties, and clamorous bells; besides sandstorms, whirlwinds, a dead banker, and a missing cat; besides bitter palms and copper moons and a newspaper censor called the Abominable No-Man, there is quite a lot of religion in Memories--beginning, of course, with a Virgin Mary medal but including a concupiscent Galician priest, a dress-up ritual as pompous and pimp-like as a bishop's, and the Martyrdom of John the Baptist.
Participating as the confessant rather than as the confessor, Serge leaves the confessional--and ends the novel--more closely aligned with the concupiscent Dufour than with the "disgusting" Archangias.
Although the human person, saved by the redeeming love of Christ, is essentially good, the concupiscent tendency remains as a residual effect or wound of original sin.
Words such as lethiferous, facinorous, concupiscent, marmoreal, and peculations (p.
"Its cup runs over with the ripening sex urge in teenage kids, wretched marriages, illegitimate offspring, adultery and assorted other concupiscent adventures."
(6) Or perhaps she imagined the luscious, brown-skinned fruit as a fitting image for a concupiscent black protagonist's narrative.
A pornographic approach to writing that sees it as a means toward a "concupiscent" end is abandoned once writing reveals its own ecstatic properties; initially acknowledged as a blessed if momentary moment of erotic enlightenment, this ecstasy becomes the object of an increasingly frantic effort to recapture lost glory that entails a return to the pornographic.
the irascible, concupiscent, and emotive individual, even when those
I've never understood why we expect our politicians to be less concupiscent than the rest of us.