1. characterized by lust;
- Example: "eluding the lubricious embraces of her employer"
- Example: "her sensuous grace roused his lustful nature"
- Example: "prurient literature"
- Example: "prurient thoughts"
- Example: "a salacious rooster of a little man"
[syn: lubricious, lustful, prurient, salacious]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Prurient \Pru"ri*ent\, a. [L. pruries, -entis, p. pr. of prurire to itch. Cf. Freeze.] Uneasy with desire; itching; especially, having a lascivious curiosity or propensity; lustful. -- Pru"ri*ent*ly, adv. [1913 Webster] The eye of the vain and prurient is darting from object to object of illicit attraction. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
prurient adj 1: characterized by lust; "eluding the lubricious embraces of her employer"; "her sensuous grace roused his lustful nature"; "prurient literature"; "prurient thoughts"; "a salacious rooster of a little man" [syn: lubricious, lustful, prurient, salacious]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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