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prudery

prud·er·y

prudery

 
 
pronunciation:
pru d ri
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
inflections: pruderies
definition 1: the state, quality, or characteristic of being prudish.
Her friends accused of her prudery when she refused to wear the bikini they'd bought for her.
definition 2: an act, word, or the like that is prudish.
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