Definition of prudish in English:


Line breaks: prud¦ish
Pronunciation: /ˈpruːdɪʃ




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  • I always turn up to the gym ready to start, and either go home stinky or run prudishly to the showers and change there.
  • Surprisingly for a French film of the postwar era, Ne de Pere Iconnu is often prudishly old-fashioned.
  • In England, you can ask for 'the bog' if you are in a pub, 'the little boy's room' or 'the girl's room' if you are in prudishly polite company.


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  • The virginal Mina (Cindy Marie Small) is no shrinking violent and is understandably exasperated by the Victorian prudishness of fiancé Jonathan Harker.
  • The question for Lovelace, in Clarissa, is whether female virtue is more than prudishness: ‘whether her frost be frost indeed’.
  • This prudishness is no doubt a result of my mother's insistence on trotting me out of the house with my vest tucked into my pants on a daily basis until I was about 12 years old.

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