Etymology
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prurience (n.)

"an itching or longing after something; a tendency toward lascivious thought," 1680s, from prurient + -ence. Related: Pruriency (1660s).

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Definitions of prurience

prurience (n.)
feeling morbid sexual desire or a propensity to lewdness;
Synonyms: pruriency / lasciviousness / carnality / lubricity
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