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Definition of "pruriency" [pruriency]

  • Prurience (noun)

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Use "pruriency" in a sentence
  • "The question is complicated among ourselves because established traditions of rigid concealment have fostered a pruriency which is an offensive insult to naked modesty."
  • "For his fame he has to thank just those bestially sensuous pieces which first drew to him the attention of all the pruriency of America."
  • "Before a fully conscious work of art, one feels something like the mixture of anxiety, detachment, pruriency, and relief that a physically sound person feels when he glimpses an amputee."