[ gruhn-dee-iz-uhm ]
/ ˈgrʌn diˌɪz əm /
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a prudish adherence to conventionality, especially in personal behavior.
(lowercase) an instance of such prudishness.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
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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