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nice-nellyism


nice–nellyism

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Definition of NICE-NELLYISM

a tendency to care a great deal about seemly behavior and morals especially in sexual matters <a misguided nice-nellyism prompted the city-owned art museum to cancel its scheduled exhibit on the nude in photography>

February 28, 2015
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To speak pompously or dogmatically
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