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grundyism (n.)

"social censorship of personal conduct in the name of conventional propriety," 1836, from Mrs. Grundy, prudish character in Thomas Morton's 1798 play "Speed the Plow," play and playwright otherwise now forgotten, but the line "What would Mrs. Grundy say?" became proverbial.

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Definitions of grundyism

Grundyism (n.)
excessive or affected modesty;
Synonyms: primness / prudishness / prudery
From wordnet.princeton.edu

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