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  • n  excessive or affected modesty

  • On the other hand, Gretchen Mol is so game and adorable as Page, so at ease with her own nakedness--not to mention so blithe in her disregard for everyone else's prudishness--that .
  • The sweet little girl at Rydell High busts out of her prudishness and into a low-cut top and skin-tight Lycra pants with a jeweled buckle.
  • These days, though, France is experiencing its own blush of youthful prudishness as an entire generation of younger French women says "Non, merci," to the summer tradition of .

  • Tishani Doshi in The Guardian
    India is a funny place because we have the most amazing texts on erotica and sexuality,says Doshi. "It's always been a very big part of our culture. But there's a sense of prudishness that we've inherited at some point along the way,...
  • Jerzy Montag in Times Online
    It represents a moral rollback to the puritanism and prudishness of the 1950s,said Jerzy Montag, a Green Party MP who is trying to rally opposition in parliament. "The State is attempting to interfere in the most intimate sphere."

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