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Marked by or exhibiting the characteristics of a prude; priggish.

prud′ish·ly adv.
prud′ish·ness n.
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Adv.1.prudishly - in a prudish manner; "she acts prudishly, but I wonder whether she is really all that chaste"


adv say, behaveprüde; dresssittsam, züchtig; they prudishly cut out all the swearwordsprüde wie sie sind, haben sie alle Kraftausdrücke gestrichen
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One could brush off this odd flicker of botanical twinness as, perhaps, belonging to the erotics of this first pair of lovers who are, like those plant tendrils, unabashed, innocently luxurious, rather than tightly or prudishly coifled.
Britney does not return our gaze and MacLaine is silenced, whereas the hooker's sexual orifices are prudishly covered by a green circle that contradictorily seems to say, "Go ahead.
Money I recalled the shock of finding that friends were increasing their mortgage to buy a car in the seventies, without any questions asked, when I prudishly believed does not necessarily bring happiness or satisfaction.
Jones is not very loquacious about this, prudishly mentioning only that "government spending proved tenacious over the entire postwar period.
So practice that admonition and never prudishly be ashamed of your body, naked or otherwise.
The Abu Dhabi Film Fest is growing more prudishly, and arguably wisely, selective in their Arabic film line-up, beating competing fests at their own game by securing the rights for the most buzzed-about titles in the region in addition to a number of titles it has co-financed via the Sanad fund.
Even Coubertin only gave grudging support to women's sport throughout his illustrious career and as late as 1935 he somewhat prudishly declared: "Let women participate in all sports if they wish, but let them not exhibit themselves in doing so" (Quoted in Eyquem 234).
If I had a ass like that,' he said prudishly, 'I'd sit on it.
Moreover, the comedic walk of the seminarians, slightly bent forward and prudishly looking at the ground--as if to reject every worldly temptation through a negation of the gaze--exemplifies the behavior Antonio would want to impose on people, as he identifies more with the coldness of the immobile white travertine than with the warmth, color, and loudness of human nature.
32) and the various monuments to Rhodes, quoting the contemporary derisive designation of the prudishly stylised nude mounted figure as "a eunuch astride a gelding".