from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Narrow and unintelligent conventionalism.
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- n. excessive or affected modesty
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When the internet brimmed with photos of what appeared to be a femme Adam kissing men, his response was one which triggered every trip wire of passive-aggressive American grundyism.
I prefer this not out grundyism, but because I doubt if a language can long survive in health under a policy of (to use another new entry from 6,000 Words) "open admissions."