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- n. The condition of being prudish; prudery
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as prudery.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. excessive or affected modesty
A certain prudishness has developed among Christians of late.
Indeed, prudishness is the only unforgivable sin for a sex columnist — and as a result there's constant pressure to see how far one can go.
The Reverend Nile has rejected allegations that prudishness is behind a bill he has prepared to ban nudity, including topless sunbathing, on the state’s most popular beaches.
This attitude is known as prudishness, and on the one hand there may be something good about it but on the other hand, if all children were taught that everything connected with nakedness is indecent, the upshot would be that the young people would start wondering: "My goodness, are they all completely cracked?"
The whole situation is tragic, and also symptomatic of the kind of prudishness that leads America to abandon any normal, healthy discussion of sex with young people.
Not through any sense of prudishness — though I know that was another trait that weighed on me and to which Nora was immune — but because I felt even more diminished.
Some historians say it's about time the royals shed their prudishness about the past of new entries into their family.
I myself found that in my first couple of books I avoided sex scenes, I think just out of an intuitive prudishness.
I think good sex in contemporary fiction is scarce because of the prudishness that first forced Russell to ‘pan out.’
Both the chore and the setting make Jason uncomfortable, though not because of prudishness.
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