prudery

Part of speech: adverb

Prudishly.

Part of speech:

Prudish.

Part of speech: noun

Primness; assumed coyness.

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Usage examples "prudery":

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