Grundyism


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Grundyism

the censorship of personal conduct based upon narrow and unintelligent conventionalism. — Grundyist, Grundyite, n.
See also: Attitudes
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Noun1.Grundyism - excessive or affected modesty
modesty, modestness - freedom from vanity or conceit
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Someone with talent and personality traits that were larger than life could enjoy a career not open in an age which is, if not more mediocre in every respect, at least more specialised, more cautious, and more prone to Grundyism. People speak of 'Victorian prudery', and it may be true that in modern times things are said and even printed in public which would have been regarded as a little excessive at the late stages of a New Year's Eve celebration in a Victorian Sergeants' Mess.
Grundy; on the contrary, he deplored Grundyism as a serious obstacle to the appreciation of Tennyson's poetry" (p.
Rose's attention to national attempts to police or eliminate public space available to youth popular culture seems timely, therefore, as conservative Grundyism radiates from the beltway like a nuclear cloud.