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Grundyism

[ gruhn-dee-iz-uhm ]
/ ˈgrʌn diˌɪz əm /
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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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Example sentences from the Web for Grundyism

  • To offer it as our intent to give delight and hurt not is no mere profession of an artistic Grundyism.

    My Contemporaries In Fiction|David Christie Murray
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