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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    prudishness vs prudery

    Are they synonyms or is there a difference between them? If so, how exactly do they differ?

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    #2

    Re: prudishness vs prudery

    They are synonyms. I don't think "prudery" is used much anymore.

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    #3

    Re: prudishness vs prudery

    According to this, 'prudery' is more common, but not by much.

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    #4

    Re: prudishness vs prudery

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    According to this, 'prudery' is more common, but not by much.
    I'm surprised at that statistic. I would use "prudishness" and I am certain I've heard it much more frequently than "prudery". In fact, I would go so far as to say I haven't heard "prudery" used at all.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: prudishness vs prudery

    I am getting skeptical about the reliability of the Ngram Viewer.

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    #6

    Re: prudishness vs prudery

    That surprises me also.

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