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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
References in classic literature ?
While they thus keep to the open plain and trust to their speed, they are safe; but they have a prurient curiosity that sometimes betrays them to their ruin.
Arnold, sacrificed--by express stipulation on the part of Lady Lundie--to the prurient delicacy which forbids the bridegroom, before marriage, to sleep in the same house with the bride, found himself ruthlessly shut out from Sir Patrick's hospitality, and exiled every night to a bedroom at the inn.
Both Sarah Waters' 1988 debut novel and its 2002 television adaptation generated equal amounts of controversy and critical acclaim when they arrived, but times are moving on fast and this new stage version of Tipping The Velvet hasn't brought with it anything like as much attention for prurient reasons.
Serious subject, of course - but this gutless TV stuff is coy and prurient.
We're simply cowed by the prurient politically-correct who see all efforts at help as the first fumblings of paedophilia.
This study, reported by CNNMoney, claimed that prurient browsing on phones is not that common, adding that less than one percent of all mobile traffic is to pornographic destinations.
Playboy, along with a host of other foreign "adult" magazines, is not permitted in India owing to obscenity laws banning material deemed "lascivious or appealing to prurient interests".
Ireland's Association of Catholic Priests suggested, however, that the finding did "not justify the detailed, even prurient reporting and naming of individuals and accusations.
After initially denying that he had sent the photo a chastened Weiner admitted to multiple prurient exchanges through Twitter and Facebook, and a parade of women he contacted have come forward.
It could also be argued their various peccadillos, and faux pas, have added some spice to their stories which has generated what might be called a prurient interest among visitors.
This slender volume, itself comprising less than one nine-hundredth of that prodigious, prurient output, is nonetheless vintage Louys, consistently light and perverse and deliciously trashy--while also witty, insightful, and genuinely scathing.
OVER to The Sex Education Show where earnest host Anna Richardson is desperately trying to pretend it isn't prurient to get octogenarians to strip in front of giggling schoolkids.