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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Sophia said she believed it was a victory for prudery and censorship when, for a few days, The Sun stopped publishing topless shots on page 3.
But Welsh glamour girl Sophia Cahill, 31, who has appeared on Page 3 of The Daily Star, believes it's a victory for censorship and prudery. Former Miss World contestant Miss Cahill, who appeared naked and heavily pregnant on the catwalk at London Fashion Week in 2012, said: "If we start telling children, 'That's wrong' or 'That's rude' I just don't know what's going to be next in the world.
Closure of the two-decades-old forum in September made international news as artists and commentators chided the UO for prudery.
It wasn't enough for him to smash prudery; he also itched to leave behind a greater public legacy--to discover the secret to medical immortality, say, or finance nuclear fusion.
In Kohli's case, it is more Indian prudery than prudence because it was a girlfriend and not a wife and now the defense is that they are about to get married which is why the BCCI gave him permission.
So with my not-reading, I suppose I could be charged with narrow-mindedness or prudery. I disagree.
"Young ladies especially should not display an ill-timed prudery at certain little freedoms which this season allows, such as Kissing under the mistletoe."
"lack triumphed easily over the shyness and prudery, and he was not as irritated as most men were, then, by the intelligence.
"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:
( and) the onus was on the man." 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.