What does the word prudery mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Prudishly.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Prudish.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Primness; assumed coyness.

Usage examples for prudery

  1. That he will be assailed from the higher latitudes of prudery he has a right to expect. – A Cursory History of Swearing by Julian Sharman
  2. " Madeleine" ought to do something to clear away the mist in minds which confuse prudery and virtue. – Seeing Things at Night by Heywood Broun
  3. How like this woman to put aside prudery. – The Higher Court by Mary Stewart Daggett