Definition of Comstockery in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkämˌstäkərē/ Pronunciation: /ˈkəm-/


Excessive opposition to supposed immorality in the arts; prudery.
Example sentences
  • But what he might have made of the long-term consequences of his victory over Comstockery is open to question.
  • Every imaginable form of Comstockery is represented in this array of antichoice measures.
  • Bowdlerism, named after Dr Thomas Bowdler, has been around longer than Comstockery, named for Anthony Comstock.


Named for Anthony Comstock (1844–1915), US author and reformer.

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Syllabification: Com·stock·er·y

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