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synonyms for prude

  • Victorian
  • goody-goody
  • prig
  • puritan
  • Miss Priss
  • Mrs. Grundy
  • goody two-shoes
  • old maid
  • priss
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How to use prude in a sentence

I am not a prude, and I understand there are times when a young woman wants to look alluring.
MISS MANNERS: PARENT’S SELF-INSULT STICKS IN KID’S CRAWJUDITH MARTIN, NICHOLAS MARTIN, JACOBINA MARTINMARCH 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
I’m no prude, but I happened to say, since we plan on having kids someday, that I didn’t think unsupervised visits with “Grandma” were that good of an idea.
FUTURE MOM-IN-LAW, THE PORN STAREUGENE ROBINSONNOVEMBER 22, 2020OZY
"For Heaven's sake, don't be a prude, Moya," Joyce snapped irritably.
THE HIGHGRADERWILLIAM MACLEOD RAINE
As the termagant swore she could prove her words, Charles at once returned to the prude's apartments.
COURT BEAUTIES OF OLD WHITEHALLW. R. H. TROWBRIDGE
The repulse he received from the artless child, suddenly turned prude, was so severe as to compromise him with the King.
COURT BEAUTIES OF OLD WHITEHALLW. R. H. TROWBRIDGE
My moustaches will stay where they are; if your wife is a prude and the sight of me frightens her, never fear!
BROTHER JACQUES (NOVELS OF PAUL DE KOCK, VOLUME XVII)CHARLES PAUL DE KOCK
On lower margin in a later hand: Prude and nid and lecherie Grede and idelhed coueitise and glotunie beod seouen ded Sundes.
SELECTIONS FROM EARLY MIDDLE ENGLISH, 1130-1250VARIOUS
Betty may be a prude and a preacher in Ruths eyes, but she sure does persist in anything.
GIRL SCOUTS AT DANDELION CAMPLILLIAN ELIZABETH ROY
Charles's anger, when he discovered the flight of the prude, may be imagined.
COURT BEAUTIES OF OLD WHITEHALLW. R. H. TROWBRIDGE
Hamilton added that this triumph was believed to have cost the prude her virtue.
COURT BEAUTIES OF OLD WHITEHALLW. R. H. TROWBRIDGE
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WORDS RELATED TO PRUDE

  • Miss Priss
  • Puritan
  • Victorian
  • goody-goody
  • prig
  • priss
  • prude
  • strait-laced
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