Origin of prurient
OTHER WORDS FROM prurientpru·ri·ence, pru·ri·en·cy, nounpru·ri·ent·ly, adverb
Words nearby prurient
How to use prurient in a sentence
We’re living in America, let’s remember, which is both puritanical and prurient.
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 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.
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