Meaning of “prurient” in the English Dictionary

"prurient" in British English

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prurientadjective

uk /ˈprʊə.ri.ənt/ us /ˈprʊr.i.ənt/ formal disapproving
prurience
noun [ U ] uk /ˈprʊə.ri.əns/ us /ˈprʊr.i.əns/
pruriently
adverb uk /ˈprʊə.ri.ənt.li/ us /ˈprʊr.i.ənt.li/

Newspapers often delve pruriently into people's private lives.

(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)

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