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Pudibund


Pudibund

(PYOO-di-bund)

Adjective:

-Modest; bashful.

-Prudish or shameful.

From classical Latin pudibundus easily ashamed, bashful, modest, shameful from pudēre to make or be ashamed + -bundus, suffix forming verbal adjectives. Mid 16th century.

Used in a sentence:

“Being the new kid at any school is always challenging, but those with a pudibund disposition find it to be especially so.”

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