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synonyms for prurience

  • admiration
  • amativeness
  • ambition
  • appetite
  • ardor
  • aspiration
  • attraction
  • avidity
  • concupiscence
  • covetousness
  • craving
  • craze
  • cupidity
  • devotion
  • eagerness
  • eroticism
  • erotism
  • fancy
  • fascination
  • fervor
  • fondness
  • frenzy
  • greed
  • hankering
  • hunger
  • inclination
  • infatuation
  • itch
  • lasciviousness
  • lechery
  • libido
  • liking
  • love
  • lust
  • lustfulness
  • mania
  • motive
  • need
  • passion
  • predilection
  • proclivity
  • propensity
  • pruriency
  • rapaciousness
  • rapture
  • ravenousness
  • relish
  • salacity
  • solicitude
  • thirst
  • urge
  • voracity
  • will
  • wish
  • yearning
  • doting
  • libidinousness
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antonyms for prurience

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  • antipathy
  • apathy
  • aversion
  • calm
  • calmness
  • coolness
  • discouragement
  • disgust
  • disinclination
  • disinterest
  • dislike
  • distaste
  • hate
  • hatred
  • indifference
  • loathing
  • peacefulness
  • repulsion
  • revulsion
  • satisfaction
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How to use prurience in a sentence

There is something unpleasant, painful, degrading in this ingenious mingling of prurience and prudery.
IMPRESSIONS AND COMMENTSHAVELOCK ELLIS
There was no angry prurience for fame or gold underlying such complaints.
WILLIAM BLAKEALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE
Burton argues that the "naive indecencies of the text of The Arabian Nights are rather gaudisserie than prurience."
THE LIFE OF SIR RICHARD BURTONTHOMAS WRIGHT
He never spoke on this subject with the slobbery grin of the voluptuary, or the leer of prurience.
FLOWERS OF FREETHOUGHTGEORGE W. FOOTE
That amazing mixture of sententious moralities, of prurience, and of mawkish sentiment, became the rage of the Town.
HENRY FIELDING: A MEMOIRG. M. GODDEN
The vulgar call it lust, and blush and hide their faces; in their folly is the shame, in their prurience the disgrace.
THE HEROWILLIAM SOMERSET MAUGHAM
We have life and health,—if we have them,—and it is only veiled prurience to inquire whence we got them.
MASTER OF HIS FATEJ. MCLAREN COBBAN
(Insouciance is the want of desire and renunciation of prurience and not the abdication of enjoyment).
THE YOGA-VASISHTHA MAHARAMAYANA OF VALMIKI, VOL. 3 (OF 4) PART 2 (OF 2)VALMIKI
They turn faith into pietism, sanctity into morality, and righteousness into a reeking prurience.
SUSPENDED JUDGMENTSJOHN COWPER POWYS
So long as this unnatural prurience exists a free unqualified nakedness is rendered difficult.
STUDIES IN THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SEX, VOLUME 6 (OF 6)HAVELOCK ELLIS
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WORDS RELATED TO PRURIENCE

  • amorousness
  • concupiscence
  • eroticism
  • erotism
  • libidinousness
  • lust
  • lustfulness
  • prurience
  • pruriency
  • sexiness
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