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nice nelly


Synonyms and Antonyms of nice nelly

  1. a person who is greatly concerned with seemly behavior and morality especially regarding sexual matters <some nice nelly bowdlerized this collection of wartime ditties that were lustily sung by the men around the campfire> Synonyms bluenose, moralist, Mrs. Grundy, prude, puritan, wowser [chiefly Australian]Related Words moralizer; goody-goody, Goody Two-shoes; fuddy-duddy, old maid, prig, spoilsport, stuffed shirtNear Antonyms libertarian, libertine; misbehaverAntonyms immoralist

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