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Definition of prurient adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

prurient

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˈprʊriənt//
 
(formal) (disapproving)
 
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having or showing too much interest in things connected with sex a prurient interest in the details of a rape case
NAmE//ˈprʊriəns//
 
noun [uncountable]
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