pudency

pudency

[pyood-n-see]
noun
modesty; bashfulness; shamefacedness.

Origin:
1605–15; < Late Latin pudentia shame, equivalent to Latin pudent- (stem of pudēns, present participle of pudēre to be ashamed) + -ia -y3; see -ency

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pudency (ˈpjuːdənsɪ)
 
n
modesty, shame, or prudishness
 
[C17: from Late Latin pudentia, from Latin pudēre to feel shame]

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