pudency


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pu·den·cy

 (pyo͞od′n-sē)
n.
Modesty.

[Late Latin pudentia, from Latin pudēre, to make or be ashamed.]

pudency

(ˈpjuːdənsɪ)
n
modesty, shame, or prudishness
[C17: from Late Latin pudentia, from Latin pudēre to feel shame]

pu•den•cy

(ˈpyud n si)

n.
modesty.
[1605–15; < Late Latin pudentia shame = Latin pudent- (s. of pudēns, present participle of pudēre to be ashamed)]

pudency

modesty or shyness; embarrassment.
See also: Attitudes
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The art of life has a pudency, and will not be exposed.
Hawthorne's 'shy, beautiful soul had to be wooed from its bashful pudency like an unschooled maiden.