Examples of prudish in a Sentence
by the prudish standards of the 19th century, any depiction of the nude was scandalous
Recent Examples of prudish from the Web
Think men cast as Mary, the plain and prudish Bennet sister, and as the snobbish Miss Bingley.
This is not the prudish queen of the history books.
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First Known Use of prudish
Synonymsbluenosed, nice-nelly, prim, straitlaced, puritanical, Victorian
Related Wordspriggish, staid, stuffy; genteel, proper, refined; decent, honest, moral, right, righteous, upright, virtuous
Near Antonymsliberated, permissive; bad, immoral, improper, indecent, lax, lecherous, lickerish, loose, prurient, wicked; skanky [slang], slatternly, sleazy, sluttish, slutty, trampy; debauched, degenerate, degraded, depraved, perverted
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