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Syllabification: Com·stock·er·y
Pronunciation: /ˈkämˌstäkərē, ˈkəm-/

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of Comstockery in English:


Excessive opposition to supposed immorality in the arts; prudery.


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

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