noun Etymology: Latin pudentia, from pudent-, pudens, present participle of pudēre to be ashamed, make ashamed Date: 1611 modesty

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  • Pudency — Pu den*cy, n. [L. pudens, p. pr. of pudere to be ashamed.] Modesty; shamefacedness. A pudency so rosy. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pudency — index embarrassment Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • pudency — [pyo͞od′ n sē] n. [LL pudentia < L pudens, prp. of pudere, to be ashamed] modesty or prudishness …   English World dictionary

  • pudency — /pyoohd n see/, n. modesty; bashfulness; shamefacedness. [1605 15; < LL pudentia shame, equiv. to L pudent (s. of pudens, prp. of pudere to be ashamed) + ia Y3; see ENCY] * * * …   Universalium

  • pudency — Synonyms and related words: blush, blushing, coloring, crimsoning, decency, decorousness, decorum, delicacy, elegance, flush, flushing, mantling, modesty, propriety, pudicity, reddening, seemliness, shame, suffusion …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pudency — pu·den·cy …   English syllables

  • pudency — pu•den•cy [[t]ˈpyud n si[/t]] n. modesty • Etymology: 1605–15; < LL pudentia shame = L pudent (s. of pudēns, prp. of pudēre to be ashamed) …   From formal English to slang

  • pudency — /ˈpjudnsi/ (say pyoohdnsee) noun shamefacedness; modesty. {Late Latin pudentia} …   Australian English dictionary

  • pudency —   n. modesty; prudery.    ♦ pudendal, a. pertaining to reproductive organs.    ♦ pudendum, n. (pl.    ♦ da) external reproductive organ, especially of female.    ♦ pudibund, a. bashful; prudish.    ♦ pudic, a. pudendal .    ♦ pudicity, n.… …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • pudency — n. literary modesty; shame. Etymology: LL pudentia (as PUDENDUM) …   Useful english dictionary

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