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Definition of "prurience" [pru•ri•ence]

  • The quality of being prurient. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "prurience" in a sentence
  • "As we might expect, prurience is to the fore; the report is quite graphic in its descriptions, so please exercise caution because it may be triggering"
  • "Fox News Porn is a collection of raunchy outtakes from the Fox "News" Network, where hypocritical prigs like Bill O'Reilly revel in prurience while condemning it."
  • "David Aaronovitch: Our prurience is a disgrace, not the porn films"