or nice′-Nel′ly•ism(ˈnaɪsˈnɛl iˌɪz əm)
1. excessive modesty; prudishness.
2. a euphemism: timid writing, full of nice-nellyisms.
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a euphemism. See also attitudes.See also: Language
Rhetoric and Rhetorical Devices
an inordinate degree of modesty or prudishness, or the appearance of such characteristics. See also language styles. — nice-nelly, — nice-Nelly, n.See also: Attitudes
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