nice-nellyism

as in puritanism
a tendency to care a great deal about seemly behavior and morals especially in sexual matters a misguided nice-nellyism prompted the city-owned art museum to cancel its scheduled exhibit on the nude in photography

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“Nice-nellyism.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/nice-nellyism. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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