Origin of prurient
OTHER WORDS FROM prurientpru·ri·ence, pru·ri·en·cy, nounpru·ri·ent·ly, adverb
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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 Tropes|Alex Rees|October 19, 2021|Time
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 Sheen|Stephanie Zacharek|May 13, 2021|Time
The only interest served by the Guardians of Peace is our prurient interest.The Disaster Story That Hollywood Had Coming|Doug McIntyre|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The influence of Oliver Stone, our granddaddy of prurient interest in political violence, hung thick in the air.The Strange World of Political Assassination Fantasies|James Poulos|September 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And Monica Lewinsky, now 41, is once again the object of prurient curiosity.‘Clinton Inc.’ Author Dishes on Monica Lewinsky and the Blue Dress|Lloyd Grove|July 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He had this idea that he was in the wrong body and wanted to become a woman, and these issues are not just prurient.Alex Gibney on His WikiLeaks Documentary: Julian Assange Got Corrupted|Marlow Stern|January 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Sure, a lot of the interest in his returns is politically prurient.Romney–Ryan: The Rich Voter’s Dream Ticket|Daniel Gross|August 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Compared with this lordly poem, the erotic novel of the day, with its prurient platitudes, is as a satyr to Hyperion.
And the prurient, who are most intimately moved by it, make up most of those who cannot see beyond it.Oscar Wilde|Arthur Ransome
The book was too true to life to please the bourgeois and yet not ribald enough to tickle the prurient.Shandygaff|Christopher Morley
In London or in New-York, an establishment so public would be thronged with persons eager to gratify a prurient curiosity.
At length, the little man with the epaulet commenced a very prurient tale.Rattlin the Reefer|Edward Howard