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synonyms for prurient

  • erotic
  • salacious
  • sexual
  • bawdy
  • carnal
  • crude
  • desirous
  • fleshly
  • horny
  • hot
  • lecherous
  • lewd
  • libertine
  • libidinous
  • licentious
  • lustful
  • obscene
  • offensive
  • orgiastic
  • pornographic
  • raunchy
  • sensual
  • smutty
  • suggestive
  • unchaste
  • vulgar
See also synonyms for: prurience / pruriency
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How to use prurient in a sentence

We’re living in America, let’s remember, which is both puritanical and prurient.
ALAN CUMMING IS DONE WITH ALL THE QUEER TROPESALEX REESOCTOBER 19, 2021TIME
His Jeff Jefferies is her dream twin, a man who has come to prefer the prurient watching of life to actually living it.
THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW IS AN EFFECTIVE AGORAPHOBIA THRILLER WITH A CHILLY UPTOWN SHEENSTEPHANIE ZACHAREKMAY 13, 2021TIME
Compared with this lordly poem, the erotic novel of the day, with its prurient platitudes, is as a satyr to Hyperion.
BELFORD'S MAGAZINE, VOL. II, NO. 3, FEBRUARY 1889VARIOUS
And the prurient, who are most intimately moved by it, make up most of those who cannot see beyond it.
OSCAR WILDEARTHUR RANSOME
The book was too true to life to please the bourgeois and yet not ribald enough to tickle the prurient.
SHANDYGAFFCHRISTOPHER MORLEY
In London or in New-York, an establishment so public would be thronged with persons eager to gratify a prurient curiosity.
THE INTERNATIONAL MONTHLY, VOLUME 5, NO. 4, APRIL, 1852VARIOUS
At length, the little man with the epaulet commenced a very prurient tale.
RATTLIN THE REEFEREDWARD HOWARD
To call such a man "ambitious," to figure him as the prurient wind-bag described above, seems to me the poorest solecism.
THE BEST OF THE WORLD'S CLASSICS, VOL. V (OF X) - GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND IIIVARIOUS
A poor morbid prurient empty man; fitter for the ward of a hospital than for a throne among men.
THE BEST OF THE WORLD'S CLASSICS, VOL. V (OF X) - GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND IIIVARIOUS
This prurient prudery of the vulgar mind was once strongly exhibited in Baltimore.
BUCHANAN'S JOURNAL OF MAN, NOVEMBER 1887VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO PRURIENT

  • blue
  • cheap
  • coarse
  • erotic
  • gross
  • indecent
  • indecorous
  • indelicate
  • lascivious
  • lecherous
  • lewd
  • libidinous
  • licentious
  • lustful
  • obscene
  • off-color
  • prurient
  • ribald
  • risqué
  • rude
  • salacious
  • suggestive
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