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prude

noun [C] uk   /pruːd/ disapproving us  
a person who is easily shocked by rude things, especially those of a sexual type: Don't be such a prude.
prudish
adjective uk   /ˈpruː.dɪʃ/ us  
I don't consider myself prudish but I do think the sex scenes in the film were a bit excessive.
prudishly
adverb uk   /ˈpruː.dɪʃ.li/ us  
prudishness
noun [U] uk   /ˈpruː.dɪʃ.nəs/ (also prudery) us  
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