pudicity


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pudicity

(pjuːˈdɪsɪtɪ)
n
modesty; chastity

pudicity

modesty, especially chastity or chastefulness.
See also: Attitudes, Women
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Emerging from her bath, the goddess is surprised by a worshiper and attempts to conceal her nudity, thus to restore her pudicity or modesty.
She speaks of this movingly, and with a powerful intensity, at the end of her most recent work, Le blanc de l'Algerie, for this is a text in which the relative pudicity breaks into vibrant passion.