prudish

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adjective prud·ish \ ˈprü-dish \

Definition of prudish

:marked by prudery :priggish

prudishly

adverb

prudishness

noun

Examples of prudish in a Sentence

  1. by the prudish standards of the 19th century, any depiction of the nude was scandalous

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First Known Use of prudish

1717



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