from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Priggish.
- adj. Marked by the use of euphemism: nice-nelly language.
And censorship is what this San Francisco episode, and all the other nice-nelly attacks on kids who like to write nasty stories, is all about.
This country can make a damned fool of itself if it tries in a nice-nelly way to eliminate all evidence of the fact that we are animals who inhabit a natural world.
It’s been engaged in all sorts of shenanigans-which have been hushed up by nice-nelly types in the League who hope that if you ignore a villain he’ll go away.