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prurient (adj) having or showing too much interest in sex.

A prurient person has too much of interest in matters connected with sex. A personís thoughts and attitude are prurient if they are about sex or matters connected with sex. Prurient impulses are sexual desires. To be prurient is also to cause sexual thoughts and desires in others.

  • Reports of rape cases in newspapers arouse the prurient interests of the readers. They find the reports interesting because they are about sex.
  • The novel, the tale of a man having affairs with more than one woman, arouses prurient desires in the readers. Some of the sequences in the story appeal to the prurient interest, especially of young readers.
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