Noun(1) a person excessively concerned about propriety and decorum
(1) I am not a prude and I am not shocked by violence or sexuality, but I am disgusted that these directors assume that their own neuroses are traits shared by all humans.(2) the sex was so ambiguous and romantic that none but a prude could find it objectionable(3) He was neither a prude nor a Puritan, but he was scornful of self-indulgence, and though he earned a reputation as the champion of the poor, it was only of the deserving and never of the idle.(4) Leland Ryken in his book on the Puritans, Worldly Saints, has shown by extensive quotes that the Puritans were anything but prudes about sex.(5) Almodovar's films and stories are not for all, as I would assume the sexual content and subject matter would be frowned upon by some, but prudes aside this is a great movie.(6) Like many modern Irish writers, Beckett resented the pettiness, prejudice and prudery of his country of birth.(7) Victorian prudery did the rest, followed in quick succession by an unhealthy determination to class sexual congress as obscene and therefore not to be discussed, far less celebrated.(8) I grew up in those supposedly halcyon days before World War II, and what I mainly remember was the repressive prudery in all matters sexual.(9) Isn't it just the continued impact of the liberal revolution of the 1960s which liberated us from the vestiges of Victorian prudery ?(10) Ms Sheppard said: ├ö├ç├┐People tend to think of the Victorians as prudes but this dress is quite revealing.├ö├ç├û(11) It is also where the prudery of a later time has obviously crept in; the sculptures all seem lack-lustre and no sexual connotations are to be found here.
1. puritan ::
2. prig ::
3. killjoy ::
4. moralist ::
6. goody-goody ::
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