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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.
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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
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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.
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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"
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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
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prurient

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

prurient

[ˈprʊərɪənt] ADJsalaz, lascivo
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prurient

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

adjanzüglich; personlüstern
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prurient

[ˈprʊərɪənt] adj (person) → lascivo/a; (interest) → morboso/a
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References in classic literature ?
There is no folly so besotted that the idiotic rivalries of society, the prurience, the rashness, the blindness of youth, will not hurry a man to its commission.