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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 ?
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.
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.
The new rules, which are yet to be notified, say " nothing will be permitted which arouses the prurient interest of the audience, consists of a sexual act, lascivious movements, gestures for the purpose of sexual propositioning or indicating the availability of sexual access to the dancer or in the course of which the dancer exposes her genitals or if a female is topless".
It also raises a lot of uncomfortable moral questions about whether people who cheator consider cheatingon their partners deserve to have their reputations and lives publicly destroyed by people who have little interest or personal stake in the matter apart from sheer prurient venom.
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.
Drowning in self-pity is about as fun to watch as it sounds, however, which will mean difficulty getting people interested for any but prurient reasons.
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.
Also, having to sort through a sea of prurient content to find useful information may be another deterrent to many young users.