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  • n. An appropriate sense of modesty or shame.


From Latin pudor ("sense of modesty or shame"), from pudet ("it shames"), as is pudency (via pudentia). (Wiktionary)


  • Without pudor malus or over-diffidence I would claim to have fulfilled the promise contained in my Foreword.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • In 1347 the famous Joanna of Naples founded (æt. 23), in her town of Avignon, a bordel whose in-mates were to be medically inspected a measure to which England (proh pudor!) still objects.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Gracias pudor turquesa embrujo vela, llamarada quietud azar delirio.

    veruscio Diary Entry

  • Et tener affectum prodit utrique pudor, &c. Their faces answer, and by blushing say,

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Another thing is, that out of bashfulness he do not conceal his grief; if aught trouble his mind, let him freely disclose it, Stultorum incurata pudor malus ulcera celat: by that means he procures to himself much mischief, and runs into a greater inconvenience: he must be willing to be cured, and earnestly desire it.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Olysipponensis medicus; pudor aut juvat aut laedit.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Nam quando mulieres cognoscunt maritum hoc advertere, licentius peccant, [6048] as Nevisanus holds, when a woman thinks her husband watcheth her, she will sooner offend; [6049] Liberius peccant, et pudor omnis abest, rough handling makes them worse: as the goodwife of Bath in Chaucer brags,

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • [2688] Sometimes the extremity of the ears tingle, and are red, sometimes the whole face, Etsi nihil vitiosum commiseris, as Lodovicus holds: though Aristotle is of opinion, omnis pudor ex vitio commisso, all shame for some offence.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Ipse sibi persuadent, quod adulterium cum principe vel cum praesule, non est pudor nec peccatum.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Dear youth of ingenuous countenance and ingenuous pudor!

    Roundabout Papers


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