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"prurient" in British English

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prurientadjective

uk   /ˈprʊə.ri.ənt/  us   /ˈprʊr.i-/ formal disapproving
prurience
noun [U] uk   us   /-əns/
pruriently
adverb uk   us   /-li/
Newspapers often ​delve pruriently into people's ​privatelives.
(Definition of prurient from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"prurient" in American English

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prurientadjective

 us   /ˈprʊr·i·ənt/
having or ​showing too much ​interest in ​sexual things
(Definition of prurient from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “prurient”
in Chinese (Simplified) 好色的,迷恋淫欲的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 好色的,迷戀淫欲的…
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