prudishness
noun see prudish

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • prudishness — See prudishly. * * * …   Universalium

  • prudishness — noun The condition of being prudish; prudery Syn: prudery …   Wiktionary

  • prudishness — pruːdɪʃnɪs n. modesty, humility; excess cautiousness, exaggerated carefulness; exaggerated propriety or formality of behavior …   English contemporary dictionary

  • prudishness — prud·ish·ness …   English syllables

  • prudishness — See: prudish …   English dictionary

  • prudishness — noun excessive or affected modesty • Syn: ↑primness, ↑prudery, ↑Grundyism • Derivationally related forms: ↑prudish, ↑prim (for: ↑primness) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Grundyism — noun excessive or affected modesty • Syn: ↑primness, ↑prudishness, ↑prudery • Derivationally related forms: ↑prudish (for: ↑prudishness), ↑prim ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • prudery — noun a) The condition of being prudish; prudishness b) Prudish behaviour Syn: prudishness …   Wiktionary

  • prudish — [[t]pru͟ːdɪʃ[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone as prudish, you mean that they are too easily shocked by things relating to sex. I m not prudish but I think these photographs are obscene. Derived words: prudishness N UNCOUNT… …   English dictionary

  • primness — noun 1. excessive or affected modesty • Syn: ↑prudishness, ↑prudery, ↑Grundyism • Derivationally related forms: ↑prudish (for: ↑prudishness), ↑prim …   Useful english dictionary

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