puritanism

as in moralism
a tendency to care a great deal about seemly behavior and morals especially in sexual matters the Victorian era was often characterized by a hypocritical puritanism

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“Puritanism.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/puritanism. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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