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prurient

adjective uk   /ˈprʊə.ri.ənt/ us    /ˈprʊr.i-/ formal disapproving
too interested in the details of another person's sexual behaviour: He denied that the article had been in any way prurient.CuriosityQuestioning people and asking questions in generalSuspecting and questioningRelating to sex and sexual desireRude and cheeky
prurience
noun [U] uk   /-əns/ us  
pruriently
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Newspapers often delve pruriently into people's private lives.CuriosityQuestioning people and asking questions in generalSuspecting and questioningRelating to sex and sexual desireRude and cheeky
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