Prurient Definition

Characterized by an inordinate interest in sex.
Prurient thoughts.
American Heritage
Having or expressing lustful ideas or desires.
Webster's New World
Arousing or appealing to an inordinate interest in sex.
Prurient literature.
American Heritage
Tending to excite lust; lascivious; lewd.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World

Origin of Prurient

  • Latin prūriēns prūrient- present participle of prūrīre to yearn for, itch preus- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin prÅ«riÄ“ns, present participle of prÅ«riō (“itch")

    From Wiktionary

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