Prudery


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Prudery

Grundy, Mrs. Ashfields’
straitlaced neighbor whose propriety hinders them. [Br. Lit.: Speed the Plough]
nice
Nelly excessively modest or prudish woman. [Am. Usage: Misc.]
Quakers
pacifist religious sect, often associated with puritanical behavioral standards. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 1017]
Shakers
sect believing in virgin purity. [Christian Hist.: Brewer Note-book, 819]
Victorian
one reflecting an unshaken confidence in piety and temperance, as during Queen Victoria’s reign. [Am. and Br. Usage: Misc.]
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These rules and regulations around sex, reproduce a culture of prudery and sexual shame that has had a long tradition in Ireland.
Post-independence, the kiss vanished into a miasma of prudery and false modesty and a misguided notion of what was Indian culture and tradition and not," said Shubhra Gupta, film critic for the Indian Express newspaper:
The growing prudery of Indian culture, however, came under attack from both the panelists.
It was the Victorians with their infamous prudery, who promoted the idea of wearing clothes to go swimming.
Whereas writers and journalists of earlier times castigated the hypocrisy and prudery of society, writers today explore threats to the secular state in a society where communal harmony was once the norm, demographic changes which affect language and way of life, and pressures on our inherited composite identity that emanate from an agricultural base having been abandoned for a headlong plunge into quick-fix solutions through unplanned growth.
Anthony Wiener made no such claims, but the majority of his constituency that urged him to hang on seemed to feel that the congressman should stand defense on behalf of the new morality against Christian prudery and the old moral intolerance.
His portrayals of grotesque nudes, such as the obese performance artist Leigh Bowery, appealed to a peculiarly English type of fascinated prudery.
In an unexpected attack of prudery, our glorious leader Karoline (with a K) has complained to the ASA about the current Creme Egg ads on TV.
In Brave New World John Savage's revulsion from the amorous advances of Lenina and the society's cultivation of indiscriminate sex gets blamed on John's prudery, stemming from unresolved Oedipal issues.
190), Simmons says, they simultaneously encouraged the idea that "normal" women followed their husband's lead in sex, and that any reluctance to have sex represented prudery.
But this mix of gossip and prudery does not apply well to previous societies that lived more comfortably with the paradox of public virtue and private vice.
But in the United States, they remain Sovietthat singular cocktail of cunning, fear, paranoia, ambition, materialism, anti-intellectual refinement, tribalism, prudery, soul.