- prurient (adj.)
- 1630s, "itching," later, and now exclusively, "having an itching desire" (1650s), especially "lascivious, lewd," (1746), from Latin prurientem (nominative pruriens), present participle of prurire "to itch; to long for, be wanton," perhaps related to pruna "glowing coals," from PIE root *preus- "to freeze; burn" (see freeze (v.)). Related: Pruriently.
- 1. We read the gossip written about them with prurient interest.
- 2. She showed a prurient interest in the details of the rape case.
- 3. Something, such as language or printed matter, considered obscene, prurient, or immoral.
- 猥亵的东西被认为猥亵的 、 荒淫的或淫汤的东西, 例如语言或印刷物.
- 4. The new film will ambush the unwary, appal the squeamish and get unwanted attention the prurient.
- 这部新片将出其不意地震撼粗心的观众, 令胆小的观众感到惊骇,并得到好色之徒讨厌的关注.
- 5. He showed a very prurient interest in the details of the rape case.
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