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,