1. [syn: prurience, pruriency, lasciviousness, carnality, lubricity]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Prurience \Pru"ri*ence\, Pruriency \Pru"ri*en*cy\, n.
The quality or state of being prurient.
The pruriency of curious ears. --Burke.
There is a prurience in the speech of some. --Cowper.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: feeling morbid sexual desire or a propensity to lewdness
[syn: prurience, pruriency, lasciviousness,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
88 Moby Thesaurus words for "prurience":
an universal wolf, andromania, animality, aphrodisia, appetence,
appetency, appetite, appetition, bawdiness, biological urge,
bodily appetite, carnal desire, carnality, clitoromania,
concupiscence, coveting, craving, curiosity, curious mind,
curiousness, desire, dirtiness, eromania, eroticism, eroticomania,
eroticomaniac, erotism, erotomania, fleshliness, fleshly lust,
furor uterinus, ghoulishness, goatishness, gynecomania, horniness,
hot blood, hot pants, hunger, hysteromania, indecency,
infantile sexuality, inquiring mind, inquisitiveness, interest,
itch, itch for knowledge, itching, lasciviousness, lecherousness,
lechery, lewdness, libidinousness, lickerishness, lively interest,
lubriciousness, lubricity, lust, lustfulness, mania,
meddlesomeness, mental acquisitiveness, morbid curiosity, nosiness,
nymphomania, obscenity, officiousness, passion,
polymorphous perversity, pruriency, prurient interest, prying,
randiness, salaciousness, salacity, satyriasis, satyrism,
scopophilia, sensuality, sexiness, sexual desire, sexual longing,
sexual passion, sexuality, thirst, thirst for knowledge,
uteromania, venereal appetite, voyeurism