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prude

Saltos de línea: prude
Pronunciación: /pruːd
 
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Definición de prude en inglés:

sustantivo

A person who is or claims to be easily shocked by matters relating to sex or nudity: the sex was so ambiguous and romantic that none but a prude could find it objectionable
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Ms Sheppard said: ‘People tend to think of the Victorians as prudes but this dress is quite revealing.’
  • 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.
  • Leland Ryken in his book on the Puritans, Worldly Saints, has shown by extensive quotes that the Puritans were anything but prudes about sex.
Sinónimos
puritan, prig, killjoy, moral zealot/fanatic, moralist, Mrs Grundy, Grundy, old maid, schoolmarm, pietist, Victorian, priggish person;
North American bluenose
informal goody-goody, Goody Two-Shoes, holy Joe, holy Willie, Miss Prim

Origen

early 18th century: from French, back-formation from prudefemme, feminine of prud'homme 'good man and true', from prou 'worthy'.

More
  • The old French word prudefemme, which was applied to a modest and respectable woman, was the source of prude in the early 18th century. This was the female equivalent of French prud'homme ‘a good man and true’. The English word was used in a more negative sense than the French one, describing an excessively prim and demure woman, and is now applied to either sex.

Derivados

prudery

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sustantivo
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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