prurient

[proor-ee-uhnt]
adjective
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.

Origin:
1630–40; < Latin prūrient- (stem of prūriēns), present participle of prūrīre to itch

prurience, pruriency, noun
pruriently, adverb
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prurient (ˈprʊərɪənt)
 
adj
1.  unusually or morbidly interested in sexual thoughts or practices
2.  exciting or encouraging lustfulness; erotic
 
[C17: from Latin prūrīre to itch, to lust after]
 
'prurience
 
n
 
'pruriently
 
adv

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prurient
1639, "itching," later "having an itching desire" (1653), esp. "lascivious, lewd," (1746), from L. prurientem (nom. pruriens), prp. of prurire "to itch, long for, be wanton," perhaps related to pruna "glowing coals."
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Example sentences
The tension between innocence and prurience is exquisite, if not unprecedented.
His smarmy prurience becomes a factor in national policy.
Prurience and disgust parade under the banner of social studies.
Public figures with blameless private lives may find the media's habitual
  prurience so unbearable that they leave office.
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