governessy

governessy

(ˈɡʌvənɪsɪ)
adj
resembling or typical of a governess
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At the risk of pursuing this reflection too far, there is something decidedly governessy about the Tate, which makes one nervous about its involvement in an enterprise of this kind.
Coward immediately invited Osborne for a peace-making supper at his London flat where he enquired how queer he was and gave him a governessy finger-wagging of his own.
There was something in Vera's governessy tone, however, that provoked me too, and I sent off an impassioned defense of bullfights and rodeos that ended intemperately: