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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Excessive or affected modesty.

Usage examples (33)
  • Our prudery of speech is the natural result of the liberty permitted to women.
  • Fascination with technological achievement has been lost as surely as prudery at promiscuity.
  • No difficulty alarms them, and prudery is not allowed to give a voice in their choice of subjects.
  • He speaks of these matters in the down right way of old times without any appearance of prudery, which is very different from our fastidious treatment of these subjects. for more
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