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synonyms for prudishness

  • strictness
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How to use prudishness in a sentence

It was not prudishness, for she now spoke of "the Wilcox ideal" with laughter, and even with a growing brutality.
HOWARDS ENDE. M. FORSTER
He held what he called his prudishness in contempt, but he respected an element in him which he would have termed "grit."
DIANA TEMPEST, VOLUME III (OF 3)MARY CHOLMONDELEY
Madame des Aubels lowered her eyes, and sipped her tea, for her prudishness was not quite vanquished.
THE REVOLT OF THE ANGELSANATOLE FRANCE
I can forgive you for wearing crinoline, but I can not forgive you for prudishness.
LETTERS TO AN UNKNOWNPROSPER MRIME
But under all circumstances she ever displayed a sort of tempted prudishness.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE EVIDENCEOLIVER ONIONS
We are taught not to blush, except when we have done wrong; they are taught all the appearances of false prudishness.
THE CLIQUE OF GOLDEMILE GABORIAU
She let him lift her down, with no sign of prudishness or coquetry, and he led the horse uphill while she followed.
PRESCOTT OF SASKATCHEWANHAROLD BINDLOSS
If one was discreet, it was through inclination and without pedantry or prudishness.
THE ORIGINS OF CONTEMPORARY FRANCE, VOLUME 1 (OF 6)HIPPOLYTE A. TAINE
A more thorough anamnesis showed the existence of an extreme prudishness.
COLLECTED PAPERS ON ANALYTICAL PSYCHOLOGYC. G. JUNG
Her prudishness and jealousy were merely a projection of her own sexual wishes on her husband.
COLLECTED PAPERS ON ANALYTICAL PSYCHOLOGYC. G. JUNG
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WORDS RELATED TO PRUDISHNESS

  • prudishness
  • strictness
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