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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 said Section reads, "any person who publishes or transmits or causes to be published in electronic form, any material which is lascivious or appeals to the prurient interest and its effect is such as to tend to deprave and corrupt persons who are likely, having regard to all relevant circumstances, to read, see or hear the matter contained or embodied therein, shall on conviction be liable to a fine not exceeding Sh200,000, or imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, or both".
Good, bad or indifferent Acrimonious A; Anodyne A; Cacophony C; Curmudgeon A; Hidebound B; Insouciant A; Magnanimous B; Nefarious C; Prurient C; Recalcitrant C; Verbiage B.
RSC veteran Oliver Ford Davies is superb as a wise, yet prurient Pandarus.
RSC veteran Oliver Ford Davies is superb as a wise, yet prurient Pandarus and Achilles (Andy Apollo) is, deliberately and amusingly, more drama queen than conquering warrior.
However, the CJI also maintained that banning books should not be a culture unless it violates Section 292 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), under which a book, pamphlet or any other object is deemed to be obscene if it appeals to the prurient interest.
In July 2015, Muehlhauser pleaded guilty to two counts of conducting video surveillance with prurient intent in violation of Maryland criminal law.
He represented Rams Head and formermajority owner and general manager of the companyKyle Muehlhauser.<br />Muehlhauser pleaded guilty to conducting video surveillance with prurient interest in 2015 after a woman discovered the camera on May 9, 2014.
Roth v United States (1957) The material categorized as obscene would be such if it seems obscene to an average person, applying contemporary community standards, the dominant theme of the material taken as a whole appeals to prurient interest.
Prurient pinup girls, extravagant swear words, and re-creations of well-known modernist works feature prominently in Sardon's corruptions of the common bureaucratic tool.
Well Thumbed is Terry Victor's irredeemably prurient riffling of well-used classics.