pruriency
noun Date: 1795 prurience

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  • pruriency — 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

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  • pruriency — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Sexual hunger: amativeness, concupiscence, desire, eroticism, erotism, itch, libidinousness, lust, lustfulness, passion, prurience. See DESIRE, SEX …   English dictionary for students

  • pruriency — n. See prurience …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • pruriency — pru·ri·en·cy …   English syllables

  • pruriency — noun feeling morbid sexual desire or a propensity to lewdness • Syn: ↑prurience, ↑lasciviousness, ↑carnality, ↑lubricity • Derivationally related forms: ↑carnal (for: ↑carnality), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Prurience — Pru ri*ence, Pruriency Pru ri*en*cy, n. The quality or state of being prurient. [1913 Webster] The pruriency of curious ears. Burke. [1913 Webster] There is a prurience in the speech of some. Cowper. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Impurity — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Impurity >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 impurity impurity Sgm: N 1 uncleanness uncleanness &c.(filth) 653 Sgm: N 1 immodesty immodesty Sgm: N 1 grossness grossness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 indelicacy …   English dictionary for students

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