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1. prudery

noun. ['ˈpruːdɝi'] excessive or affected modesty.

Synonyms

  • modesty
  • modestness
  • primness
  • Grundyism

Antonyms

  • indecency
  • immodest
  • modest
  • improperness

Etymology

  • -ery (English)
  • prude (English)
  • prude (French)

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Words that Rhyme with Prudery

  • alphandery
  • audrie
  • boundary
  • camaraderie
  • condry
  • cordry
  • cowdery
  • embroidery
  • guidry
  • gundry
  • hendrie
  • mcadory
  • powdery

Example sentences of the word prudery


1. Noun, singular or mass
Today, a table skirt conveys a sense of gracious elegance rather than misplaced prudery.

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