prudery


prud·ery

noun \ˈprü-d(ə-)rē\

: the behavior or thinking of people who are too easily shocked or offended : prudish behavior or attitudes

plural prud·er·ies

Full Definition of PRUDERY

1
:  the characteristic quality or state of a prude
2
:  a prudish act or remark

Examples of PRUDERY

  1. <such prudery regarding artistic depictions of the nude has no place on a college campus>

First Known Use of PRUDERY

1709

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