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concupiscible \ kon-KYOO-pi-suh-buhl \ , adjective;
1.Worthy of being desired.


And possibly, gentle reader, with such a temptation – so would’st thou; for never did thy eyes behold, or thy concupiscence covet anything in this world, more concupiscible than widow Wadman.
— Laurence Sterne, The life and opinions of Tristram Shandy, Volume 2

The serpent is the senses and our nature, the Eve is the concupiscible appetite, and the Adam is the reason.
— Blaise Pascal, Blaise Pascal

Concupiscible has Latin roots in concupiscere , “to be desirous of.”

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