Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Modesty; chastity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Modesty; chastity.

Etymologies

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From Middle French pudicité, and its source, Latin pudicitia, from pudicus ("modest").

Examples

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  • Pu*dic"i*ty\, n. Cf. F. pudicit['e, L. pudicitia.] Modesty; chastity. --Howell.

    August 31, 2009

  • "you cannot demand pudicity on the part of a delphinet!"

    - Nabokov, Ada, or Ardor

    June 5, 2008