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See definition of prudery on Dictionary.com
  • as inhumbleness
  • as inlowliness
  • as inmodesty
  • as inpriggishness
  • as inself-effacement
  • as instiffness

synonyms for prudery

  • bashfulness
  • celibacy
  • chastity
  • constraint
  • coyness
  • decency
  • delicacy
  • demureness
  • diffidence
  • discreetness
  • humility
  • inhibition
  • innocence
  • lowliness
  • meekness
  • propriety
  • purity
  • quietness
  • reserve
  • reticence
  • lack of pretension
  • self-efface

antonyms for prudery

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  • boldness
  • confidence
  • immorality
  • impropriety
  • impurity
  • pride
  • immorality
  • impropriety
  • boldness
  • confidence
  • arrogance
  • braveness
  • conceit
  • courage
  • ego
  • pride
  • self-confidence
    • ease
    • flexibility
    • flaccidity
    • informality
    • pliability
    • relaxation
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    How to use prudery in a sentence

    A characteristic which distinguished them and which impressed Mrs. Pontellier most forcibly was their entire absence of prudery.
    THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
    Then Griffith observed how delicate and prudent his lovely wife was, without ostentatious prudery; and his heart was at peace.
    THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 17, NO. 101, MARCH, 1866VARIOUS
    "Madeleine" ought to do something to clear away the mist in minds which confuse prudery and virtue.
    SEEING THINGS AT NIGHTHEYWOOD BROUN
    When our women are better educated, there will be less prudery and more real modesty.
    THE EDUCATION OF AMERICAN GIRLSANNA CALLENDER BRACKETT
    La Belle Stuart was one par excellence; in her the hypocrisy of prudery was double-distilled.
    COURT BEAUTIES OF OLD WHITEHALLW. R. H. TROWBRIDGE
    What effect marriage produced on the prudery of this beautiful creature we cannot learn.
    COURT BEAUTIES OF OLD WHITEHALLW. R. H. TROWBRIDGE
    Every one must remember that the Cabal set out with the most astonishing prudery, both moral and political.
    THOUGHTS ON THE PRESENT DISCONTENTSEDMUND BURKE
    She kalls virtue prudery, and sez she wouldn't swop chastity with Dianner.
    JOSH BILLINGS, HIZ SAYINGSHENRY WHEELER SHAW
    Her obstinate conduct towards the Fitzclarences is small-minded of her, and to explain it she affects a ridiculous prudery.
    MEMOIRS OF THE DUCHESSE DE DINO V.1/3, 1831-1835DOROTHY DUCHESSE DE DINO
    There is something unpleasant, painful, degrading in this ingenious mingling of prurience and prudery.
    IMPRESSIONS AND COMMENTSHAVELOCK ELLIS
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    WORDS RELATED TO PRUDERY

    • bashfulness
    • celibacy
    • chastity
    • constraint
    • coyness
    • decency
    • delicacy
    • demureness
    • diffidence
    • discreetness
    • humility
    • inhibition
    • innocence
    • lack of pretension
    • lowliness
    • meekness
    • propriety
    • prudery
    • purity
    • quietness
    • reserve
    • reticence
    • self-efface
    Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.