adverb see prurient

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pruriently — prurient ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having or encouraging an excessive interest in sexual matters. DERIVATIVES prurience noun pruriency noun pruriently adverb. ORIGIN originally in the sense «having a craving»: from Latin prurire itch, long, be wanton …   English terms dictionary

  • Pruriently — Prurient Pru ri*ent, a. [L. pruries, entis, p. pr. of prurire to itch. Cf. {Freeze}.] Uneasy with desire; itching; especially, having a lascivious curiosity or propensity; lustful. {Pru ri*ent*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] The eye of the vain and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pruriently — See prurience. * * * …   Universalium

  • pruriently — adverb In a prurient manner …   Wiktionary

  • pruriently — prÊŠrɪəntlɪ / prÊŠÉ™r adv. lustfully, licentiously, in the manner of being obsessed with sex …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pruriently — pru·ri·ent·ly …   English syllables

  • pruriently — adverb in a prurient manner • Derived from adjective: ↑prurient …   Useful english dictionary

  • Peeping Tom — noun Etymology: Peeping Tom, legendary citizen of Coventry who watched Lady Godiva riding naked Date: circa 1796 a pruriently prying person ; voyeur • Peeping Tomism noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • prurient — adjective Etymology: Latin prurient , pruriens, present participle of prurire to itch, crave; akin to Latin pruna glowing coal, Sanskrit ploṣati he singes, and probably to Latin pruina hoarfrost more at freeze Date: 1592 marked by or arousing an… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hard-core — /hahrd kawr , kohr /, adj. 1. unswervingly committed; uncompromising; dedicated: a hard core segregationist. 2. pruriently explicit; graphically depicted: hard core pornography. 3. being so without apparent change or remedy; chronic: hard core… …   Universalium

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