Prudery Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Prudery

  1. Grundy, Mrs. Ashfields’ straitlaced neighbor whose propriety hinders them. [Br. Lit.: Speed the Plough]
  2. nice Nelly excessively modest or prudish woman. [Am. Usage: Misc.]
  3. Quakers pacifist religious sect, often associated with puritanical behavioral standards. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 1017]
  4. Shakers sect believing in virgin purity. [Christian Hist.: Brewer Note-book, 819]
  5. Victorian one reflecting an unshaken confidence in piety and temperance, as during Queen Victoria’s reign. [Am. and Br. Usage: Misc.]