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nice-nelly

Synonyms and Antonyms of nice-nelly

given to or marked by very conservative standards regarding personal behavior or morals

  • the novel's wildly off base portrayal of 18th-century aristocrats as nice-nelly exemplars of decorum
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nice nelly

Synonyms and Antonyms of nice nelly

a person who is greatly concerned with seemly behavior and morality especially regarding sexual matters

  • some nice nelly bowdlerized this collection of wartime ditties that were lustily sung by the men around the campfire
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bluenose, moralist, Mrs. Grundy, prude, puritan, wowser [chiefly Australian]

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