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Definition of the noun prudishness

What does prudishness mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: prudishnesses

  1. excessive or affected modesty

Alternative definition of the noun prudishness


  1. The condition of being prudish; prudery

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Google previewHappy Days Were Here Again (2008)

Reflections of a Libertarian Journalist by William F. Buckley Jr.

Evidence of our prudishness is the difficulty local school boards have in instituting sex education programs, which are opposed by many parents. d) These programs are absolutely necessary because of the failure of parents to undertake such teaching at home.

Google previewThe British Policewoman (2015)

by Joan Lock

Prudishness is an accusation often levelled at the women of this time, and particularly the women patrols and WPS, but, if they were prudish, it is clear they were not alone. To add a certain piquancy to the whole affair, several days after this incident a Mrs Salisbury and Miss Peebles reported for ...

Google previewDoug Pratt's DVD (2004)

Movies, Television, Music, Art, Adult, and More! by Douglas Pratt

The movie's prudishness is a two-edged sword. The obfuscation of sex increases the film's camp appeal and turns it into a timeless sort of entertainment which was not necessarily the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Human Instincts (2001)

by Nils Oeijord

prudence, prudence instinct prudery, pruderyinstinct prudery, sexualprudery instinct prudishness, prudishness instinct prurience,prurience instinctpseudopresentiment, pseudopresentiment instinct psychicpain,psychicpain instinct puckering, puckering instinct (= apartofyourfacepuckers ...

Google previewAn Encyclopedia of Swearing (2015)

The Social History of Oaths, Profanity, Foul Language, and Ethnic Slurs in the English-speaking World by Geoffrey Hughes

Ross reviewed the first Supplementin 1933: “it certainly seems regrettable that the perpetuation of a Victorian prudishness (inacceptable in philology beyond all other subjects) should have led to the omission of some of the commonest words in the English language: for ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities (2007)

by Michael Flood, Judith Kegan Gardiner, Bob Pease, Keith Pringle

Foucault argues that our common assumption that the nineteenth century – and especially Britainunder Queen Victoria– manifested an unusual prudishness with regardto sexand sexualityis mistaken, and that,to thecontrary,a discourse emerged in the late eighteenth and through the nineteenth century that did nothing but ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Theoretical Criminology (2014)

by J. Mitchell Miller

discusses how the prudishness of the Victorian regime in the nineteenth century contained sexuality within the firm constraints of the family, in order to only serve the serious purpose of procreation. This was in complete contrast to the open, uninhibited discussions of sexuality of the seventeenth century, when societal rules about obscenity and indecency were lax (Foucault, 1990a). In the puritanical nineteenth century, ...

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

provident, sensible, shrewd, sparing, thrifty, vigilant, wise prudent conduct policy prudent foresight precaution prudery coyness, formality, overmodesty, priggishness, prissiness, prudishness, severity, strictness prudish coy, demure, nice, (over)modest, priggish, prim, prissy, proper, pure, queasy, reserved, squeamish, strai(gh)t-laced prudishness coyness, archness, backwardness, bashfulness, prissiness, demureness, evasiveness, reservedness, shyness, timidness, squeamishness, ...

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Prudishness Meaning

Video shows what prudishness means. The condition of being prudish, prudery. prudishness synonyms: prudery, erotophobia, antisexuality. Prudishness ...

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The value of this 11-letter word is 17 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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