prudish

[ proo-dish ]
/ ˈpru dɪʃ /

adjective

excessively proper or modest in speech, conduct, dress, etc.
characteristic of a prude.

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Origin of prudish

First recorded in 1710–20; prude + -ish1

SYNONYMS FOR prudish

synonym study for prudish

1. See modest.

OTHER WORDS FROM prudish

prud·ish·ly, adverbprud·ish·ness, noun
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