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  • adj. Shy, bashful; prudish.


From Latin pudibundus, from pudēre ("make ashamed, be ashamed"). (Wiktionary)


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  • ...she lay back on the outer half of Ada's pillow in a martyr's pudibund swoon, her locks spreading their orange blaze against the black velvet of the padded headboard.

    - Nabokov, Ada, or Ardor

    June 5, 2008