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All weekend reporters in eastern Ukraine were walking a bizarre tightrope, of prurience, politesse, and ghoulishness.

Stern, however, eschewed innuendo for straightforward prurience.

The California obscenity statute defines “prurience” as “a morbid, degrading, unhealthy interest in sex.”

Somehow, the Virginia bill became a symbol of right-wing prurience, invasiveness, and insensitivity.

Both books put graphic writing about sex in the service of something besides mere prurience.

There is something unpleasant, painful, degrading in this ingenious mingling of prurience and prudery.

There was no angry prurience for fame or gold underlying such complaints.

Burton argues that the "naive indecencies of the text of The Arabian Nights are rather gaudisserie than prurience."

He never spoke on this subject with the slobbery grin of the voluptuary, or the leer of prurience.

That amazing mixture of sententious moralities, of prurience, and of mawkish sentiment, became the rage of the Town.

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On this page you'll find 101 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to prurience, such as: admiration, amativeness, ambition, appetite, ardor, and aspiration.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.