pruriency

  • 1 Pruriency — 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] …

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  • 2 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 …

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  • 3 pruriency — noun Date: 1795 prurience …

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  • 4 pruriency — See prurience. * * * …

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  • 5 pruriency — noun prurience …

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

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  • 7 pruriency — n. See prurience …

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  • 8 pruriency — pru·ri·en·cy …

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

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  • 10 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] …

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  • 11 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 …

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

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

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

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

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  • 16 lasciviousness — las*civ i*ous*ness n. The state or habitual condition of feeling an excessive or morbid sexual desire. Syn: prurience, pruriency, carnality. [WordNet 1.5] …

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  • 17 prurient — prurience, pruriency, n. pruriently, adv. /proor ee euhnt/, adj. 1. having, inclined to have, or characterized by lascivious or lustful thoughts, desires, etc. 2. causing lasciviousness or lust. 3. having a restless desire or longing. [1630 40; < …

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  • 18 animality — Synonyms and related words: Adam, Animalia, Gothicism, Neanderthalism, acuteness, and fish, animal kingdom, animal life, animalism, atrociousness, atrocity, barbarism, barbarity, barbarousness, bawdiness, beastliness, beasts, beasts of field,… …

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  • 19 appetite — Synonyms and related words: Cyrenaic hedonism, Cyrenaicism, alacrity, an universal wolf, animation, animus, anxiety, anxiousness, appetence, appetency, appetition, appetitiveness, avidity, avidness, bent, bias, breathless impatience, canine… …

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  • 20 biological urge — Synonyms and related words: andromania, aphrodisia, bodily appetite, carnal desire, concupiscence, desire, eromania, eroticism, eroticomaniac, erotism, erotomania, fleshly lust, furor uterinus, goatishness, gynecomania, horniness, hot blood, hot… …

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