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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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She added that she never felt compromised because she is a prude.
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I'm not a prude by any means, but I found the sketch crass and far too long.
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DOPE of the day is Cameron for going to Africa a bit of a prude and returning as the world's biggest expert on women - or so he seems to think.