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pru·ri·ent

 (pro͝or′ē-ənt)
adj.
1.
a. Characterized by an inordinate interest in sex: prurient thoughts.
b. Arousing or appealing to an inordinate interest in sex: prurient literature.
2. Inordinately interested in matters of sex; lascivious.

[Latin prūriēns, prūrient-, present participle of prūrīre, to yearn for, itch; see preus- in Indo-European roots.]

pru′ri·ence, pru′ri·en·cy n.
pru′ri·ent·ly adv.

prurient

(ˈprʊərɪənt)
adj
1. (Psychology) unusually or morbidly interested in sexual thoughts or practices
2. exciting or encouraging lustfulness; erotic
[C17: from Latin prūrīre to itch, to lust after]
ˈprurience n
ˈpruriently adv

pru•ri•ent

(ˈprʊər i ənt)

adj.
1. having or characterized by lascivious or lustful thoughts, desires, etc.
2. causing lasciviousness or lust.
[1630–40; < Latin prūrient- (s. of prūriēns), present participle of prūrīre to itch]
pru′ri•ence, pru′ri•en•cy, n.
pru′ri•ent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.prurient - characterized by lust; "eluding the lubricious embraces of her employer"; "her sensuous grace roused his lustful nature"; "prurient literature"; "prurient thoughts"; "a salacious rooster of a little man"
sexy - marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest; "feeling sexy"; "sexy clothes"; "sexy poses"; "a sexy book"; "sexy jokes"

prurient

adjective
1. lecherous, longing, lewd, salacious, lascivious, itching, hankering, voyeuristic, lustful, libidinous, desirous, concupiscent our prurient fascination with sexual scandals
2. indecent, dirty, erotic, obscene, steamy (informal), pornographic, X-rated (informal), salacious, smutty the film's harshly prurient and cynical sex scenes

prurient

adjective
Feeling or devoted to sexual love or desire:
Translations
lascivlibidinos

prurient

[ˈprʊərɪənt] ADJsalaz, lascivo

prurient

[ˈprʊəriənt] (formal) adj (= salacious) [person] → lubrique; [interest, fascination] → lubrique

prurient

adjanzüglich; personlüstern

prurient

[ˈprʊərɪənt] adj (person) → lascivo/a; (interest) → morboso/a