- modesty; bashfulness; shamefacedness.
Origin of pudency
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The youthful artist working in any medium is prone to be impatient of the prejudices of Anglo-Saxon pudency.The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Volume 1
- modesty, shame, or prudishness
C17: from Late Latin pudentia, from Latin pudēre to feel shame
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