prudery

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noun prud·ery \ˈprü-d(ə-)rē\

Definition of prudery

plural

pruderies

  1. 1 :  the characteristic quality or state of a prude

  2. 2 :  a prudish act or remark

Examples of prudery in a sentence

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

1709

First Known Use of prudery

1709


PRUDERY Defined for English Language Learners

prudery

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noun prud·ery \ˈprü-d(ə-)rē\

Definition of prudery for English Language Learners

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


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