Self-control does not necessarily imply prudish.
As a whole, society is permissively prudish.
prudish attitudes toward bodily matters, which of course applied to the foreigners.
prudish middle-class Victorians for strongly opposing the use of nude models in his artistic work.
prudish Victorian values of the society he lived in.
American viewers, overall - with Red Dwarf being a possible exception - are very prudish.
Who'd have thought Ron would be so prudish?
There was a lot of support for that Clause, especally among the rather prudish middle-classes.
Magazines, little by little, showed pictures of naked men, the movies became less prudish.
In other words, no matter how prudish some of your coworkers may be, it's a way for you to have your cheesecake and eat it too.
Sense of Propriety - You don't have to be prudish to simply feel that some things are appropriate and occasionally downright offensive.
The skimpy outfits were defended by saying that the girls couldn't help being "bigger" on top and that covering up might be seen as prudish.
A deep V-neck on a longer style will let you feel more modest than a short gown with a flirty skirt, but the exposed cleavage will keep you from feeling prudish.
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