Entry from US English dictionary
Excessive opposition to supposed immorality in the arts; prudery.
- 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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