Related formsprud·ish·ly, adverbprud·ish·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for prudish
Who knew a country notorious for selling used underwear in vending machines could be so prudish?
Deep they needed to be, because the Nazis could take offense quicker than a prudish Victorian spinster.Did Hollywood Collaborate With Hitler? A New Book Makes Bold Claims.|Christopher Bray|September 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
She was the perfect African-American woman for prudish America to cling to—very pretty, fresh-faced, and immensely talented.
Conservative women who dare to run for office are simultaneously attacked as sleazy and prudish.
It set him thinking that it might be a prudish strain in the young man's mind, due to the System in difficulties.The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete|George Meredith
I was rather sorry he was so prudish, for it would have been a great treat for the maids, and something quite new.Up the Country|Emily Eden
The prudish people think more about vulgarity than the vulgar themselves.Under the Law|Edwina Stanton Babcock
Doa Beatriz of Moya is neither cold-hearted nor prudish, but all that is the reverse.Mercedes of Castile|J. Fenimore Cooper
It is an absurd thing, after all, to be prudish and to thrust away the dish that is offered you.His Excellency the Minister|Jules Claretie