What does prurience mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prurience, pruriency, lasciviousness, carnality, lubricity(noun)

    feeling morbid sexual desire or a propensity to lewdness


  1. prurience(Noun)

    The quality of being prurient.

    There is a prurience in the speech of some. uE000275066uE001 Cowper.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prurience(noun)

    alt. of Pruriency

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prurience

    prōō′ri-ens, n. state of being prurient: eager desire—also Pru′riency.—adj. Pru′rient, itching or uneasy with desire: given to unclean thoughts.—adv. Pru′riently. [L. pruriens, pr.p. of prurīre, to itch.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prurience in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prurience in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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