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Sex and obscenity are not synonymous. Obscene material is material which deals with sex in a manner appealing to prurient interest.
William J. Brennan, Jr.

Meaning of "prurient" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PRURIENT

From Latin prūrīre to itch, to lust after.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PRURIENT

prurient  [ˈprʊərɪənt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PRURIENT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Prurient is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES PRURIENT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

prurient

Prurient

Prurient is the performing name of Ian Dominick Fernow. Affectionately known as Dom Guwop, he has released material on numerous independent record labels, such as American Tapes, Hanson Records, RRRecords, Load Records, Troubleman Unlimited, Chrondritic Sound, Kitty Play Records, and his own label Hospital Productions. Since the 2000s, Prurient has become one of the most well-known and influential names in noise music,, and has been covered in outlets such as The New Yorker, Pitchfork Media and The Village Voice. Prurient has also recorded music under a variety of aliases, including Vatican Shadow, Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement, Exploring Jezebel, River Magic, and Tortured Hooker, among others. Fernow works primarily with a microphone and amplifier, and sometimes drums. On some releases he has been joined by Ben Barnett, Richard Dunn, John Wiese, Jeff Plummer, Kris Lapke, Sickness, Wolf Eyes, Macronympha, Philip Best, Sutcliffe Jugend, The Hototogisu, Carlos Giffoni, Wilt, Grunt, Nicole 12, and Emily Salvatierra. Fernow was born in Wisconsin, lived in New York, and then moved to Los Angeles, where he now runs the labels Hospital Productions and Bed Of Nails.

Definition of prurient in the English dictionary

The definition of prurient in the dictionary is unusually or morbidly interested in sexual thoughts or practices. Other definition of prurient is exciting or encouraging lustfulness; erotic.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PRURIENT


abiturient
ˌæbɪˈtjʊərɪənt
aperient
əˈpɪərɪənt
covariant
ˈkəʊˌvɛərɪənt
esurient
ɪˈsjʊərɪənt
gelato
ˈvɛərɪənt
inquisiturient
ɪnˌkwɪzɪˈtjʊərɪənt
invariant
ɪnˈvɛərɪənt
luxuriant
lʌɡˈzjʊərɪənt
macronutrient
ˌmækrəʊˈnjuːtrɪənt
micronutrient
ˌmaɪkrəʊˈnjuːtrɪənt
nutrient
ˈnjuːtrɪənt
orient
ˈɔːrɪənt
parturient
pɑːˈtjʊərɪənt
recreant
ˈrɛkrɪənt
reorient
riːˈɔːrɪənt
scaturient
skəˈtjʊərɪənt
unexperient
ˌʌnɪkˈspɪərɪənt
univariant
ˌjuːnɪˈvɛərɪənt
unluxuriant
ˌʌnlʌɡˈʒʊərɪənt
variant
ˈvɛərɪənt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PRURIENT

prunelle
prunello
pruner
pruning
pruning hook
pruning knife
pruning knives
pruning shears
prunt
prunus
prurience
pruriency
pruriently
pruriginous
prurigo
pruritic
pruritus
prusik
prusik knot
prusik loop

WORDS THAT END LIKE PRURIENT

ambient
ancient
client
coefficient
convenient
disorient
efficient
gradient
hirrient
ingredient
innutrient
Lorient
misorient
outpatient
patient
recipient
sufficient
supernutrient
the Orient
Trient

Synonyms and antonyms of prurient in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PRURIENT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «prurient» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of prurient

Translation of «prurient» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PRURIENT

Find out the translation of prurient to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of prurient from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «prurient» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

好色
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

lascivo
570 millions of speakers

English

prurient
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कामी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

شهواني
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

похотливый
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

lascivo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কামুক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

lascif
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Prurient
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

lüstern
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

好色な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

호색
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Prurient
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

dâm ô
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அரிப்புடைய
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रज्ञ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

arzulu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

lascivo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

prurient
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

хтивий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

lasciv
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λάγνο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

wellustig
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

prurient
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

prurient
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of prurient

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PRURIENT»

The term «prurient» is normally little used and occupies the 116.502 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PRURIENT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about prurient

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3 QUOTES WITH «PRURIENT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word prurient.
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William J. Brennan, Jr.
Sex and obscenity are not synonymous. Obscene material is material which deals with sex in a manner appealing to prurient interest.
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George Gilder
Television is not vulgar because people are vulgar; it is vulgar because people are similar in their prurient interests and sharply differentiated in their civilized concerns.
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Joanna Scott
With prurient absorption and only minimal risk, we can pretend to be the subject of the lead article on the front page of the Style section of our local newspaper for as long as it takes to finish our morning coffee.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PRURIENT»

Discover the use of prurient in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to prurient and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Prurient Interests: Gender, Democracy, and Obscenity in New ...
Exploring motion pictures, burlesque, and Broadway theater -- three forms of entertainment that were regularly condemned by anti-obscenity activists in the early 1900s -- Friedman shows how the struggle to define and regulate obscenity ...
Andrea Friedman, 2000
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Internet and Online Law
The first prong of the test is: "whether 'the average person, applying contemporary community standards' would find that the work, taken as a whole, appeals to the prurient interest."7 "Prurient" is not a commonly used word. In an earlier case, ...
Kent D. Stuckey, 1996
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Feminist Social Thought: A Reader
As I mentioned earlier, obscenity requites a derermination that the marerial be inrended to appeal to prurient inrerest. In making this de- rermination, the court rejecred the relevance of 2 Live Crew's admitred motives — both theit larger motive ...
Diana T. Meyers, 1997
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Going Nucular: Language, Politics, and Culture in ...
In a famous  decision, the Supreme Court held that the standard forjudging obscenity is “whether, to the average person, applying contemporary community standards, the dominant theme of the material . . . appeals to prurient interest.
Geoff Nunberg, 2009
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Saving Our Children from the First Amendment
To be obscene, material must appeal to the prurient interest, measured by the average person and contemporary community standards. Mishkin took the position that "some of the books involved in this prosecution, those depicting deviant ...
Kevin W. Saunders, 2003
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Freedom and Taboo: Pornography and the Politics of a Self ...
almost redundant today, since most sexual expression the Court has labeled hard-core pornography would probably also in some measure appeal to the prurient interest of the average person. On the other hand, if prurient stimulation is ...
Richard S. Randall, 1992
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Howl on Trial: The Battle for Free Expression
Can you point to — or rather, will you point to any particular part, passage or parts of Howl which you contend arouse prurient interest? Mr. Mcintosh: I don't know how far you can go with a word like "fuck," your Honor. The Court: Perhaps we ...
Bill Morgan, Nancy J. Peters, 2006
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Sexual Science and the Law
First, there is the issue of "prurient" interest. In their medical school training, psychiatrists met pruritis in dermatology, where it means "itching." In terms of sexuality, prurient might mean "a desire that demands relief." As defined by the courts, ...
Richard Green, 1992
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The Book of Skin
Criticizing the OED definitions of the word and getting his own improvement included in the third edition as a result, Christopher Ricks suggests in his brief discussion of the fortunes of the word 'prurient' in Keats and Embarrassment that ' the ...
Steven Connor, 2004
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Introduction to Law
To fall within the scope of COPA, works must not only “depic[t], describ[e], or represen[t], in a manner patently offensive with respect to minors,” particular sexual acts or parts of the anatomy, they must also be designed to appeal to the prurient ...
Beth Walston-Dunham, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PRURIENT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term prurient is used in the context of the following news items.
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Beate Uhse's Products Are Prurient, but Its Annual Meeting Is Still Dull
FLENSBURG, Germany— Doreen Schink says there is nothing exciting about her job. “It's not like you'd think,” she says. “It's very ordinary.” Ms. Schink works on ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
2
Committed With The Physical: An Interview With Prurient
Following the release of recent album Frozen Niagara Falls, Steven T. Hanley speaks to Prurient about vinyl fetishism, the displacement of live touring and past ... «The Quietus, Jun 15»
3
Prurient is the special guest at Saint Vitus tonight -- updated tour dates
Prurient also plays later this year when his tour with Godflesh hits Warsaw on ... Updated dates are listed, with a stream from Prurient's very good new album, ... «Brooklyn Vegan, Jun 15»
4
Public Humiliation and Flagellation Is Far More Interesting: An …
In his newest album under the Prurient moniker, acoustic guitars and keyboards are weaved in and out of the coarse distortion and anguished screaming. «Noisey, Jun 15»
5
Godflesh and Prurient announce North American tour, sunflowers …
Just last month, Prurient released his Frozen Niagara Falls double album. Until you can go see these twin saints of sunshine live, check those two records out. «Tiny Mix Tapes, Jun 15»
6
Vatican Shadow playing shows before Prurient/Godflesh tour
Prurient (aka Dominick Fernow) recently announced a tour opening for Godflesh for late summer/early fall, but Dominick will be playing shows sooner than that ... «Brooklyn Vegan, May 15»
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Prurient Captures the Face of the New New York—and It Ain't Pretty
Bruni immediately reached out to Fernow after Hydra Head Records, which Prurient was signed to at the time, went out of business in 2012. “We actually [got] ... «New York Observer, May 15»
8
Godflesh going on tour with Prurient; coming to NY
The dates will feature direct support from dark noise maker Prurient (who recently played The Wick in BK). A stop in Brooklyn at Warsaw with British techno ... «Next Mosh, May 15»
9
Godflesh and Prurient Team Up for North American Tour
Along with the previously announced appearance at Montreal's Le National on September 18, Godflesh and Prurient will treat Toronto to a set at the Opera ... «Exclaim!, May 15»
10
Album Review: Prurient – Frozen Niagara Falls
As Prurient, Dominick Fernow has broken plenty of speakers with abrasive noise. He's also spent time with synth rock outfit Cold Cave and explored his own ... «Consequence of Sound, May 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Prurient [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/prurient>. Dec 2022 ».
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