Grundyism

[ gruhn-dee-iz-uh m ]
/ ˈgrʌn diˌɪz əm /

noun

a prudish adherence to conventionality, especially in personal behavior.
(lowercase) an instance of such prudishness.

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Origin of Grundyism

First recorded in 1830–40; Grundy + -ism
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