Examples of prudish in a Sentence
by the prudish standards of the 19th century, any depiction of the nude was scandalous
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The champion of the optimistic and the moderate, the prudish Howells briefly read law in the office of the Radical Republican Benjamin Wade, an abolitionist, and then composed a campaign biography for Abraham Lincoln.
The very fact that Underwood had to hide his monstrosity now seems quaint, even prudish – a comforting wish fulfillment if ever there was one.
With high necklines and long, full sleeves, rendered in fluid fabrics like silk georgette and crêpe de chine, these are not prudish throwbacks but blank canvases for designer whimsy.
Roberts recalls apologizing, excusing herself as prudish, and leaving.
Perhaps Europeans are, ironically, more temperate than their prudish American cousins, or at least more tolerant.
This is not the prudish queen of the history books.
Think men cast as Mary, the plain and prudish Bennet sister, and as the snobbish Miss Bingley.
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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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