pruriency

[ proo r-ee-uh nt ]SEE DEFINITION OF pruriency
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There never was an age in which pruriency in any guise could cease to be indecent.

It has nothing to recommend it to the pruriency of curious ears.

He had no claptrap, no great cause, none of the disease of pruriency which came into fashion with Flaubert and Guy de Maupassant.

Light literature sank deeper and deeper into the slough of vulgarity and pruriency.

Piqued by the affront, the girl rose, and played and danced with inimitable grace and pruriency.

Wise warning is needed and plain talk is demanded, but not pruriency any more than prudery.

Robert Louis Stevenson calls love a mixture of pruriency and curiosity, which suggests a horrid itch.

What a humbug is this sensualist, who masks his pruriency back of poetic and philosophical symbols.

He was resolved to attract notice at any price—by putting on cap and bells, and by the pruriency which stains his best work.

We would still follow our Scribe here, were it not that his pruriency often reaches the edge.

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