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puritanical


adjective
1. of or relating to Puritans or Puritanism
Pertains to noun:
puritan, Puritanism
Derivationally related forms:
Puritanism
2. exaggeratedly proper
- my straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn't approve of my miniskirts
Syn:
priggish, prim, prissy, prudish, square-toed,
straitlaced, strait-laced, straightlaced, straight-laced, tight-laced, victorian
Similar to:
proper
Derivationally related forms:
puritan, prudishness (for: prudish), primness (for: prim), priggishness (for: priggish)
3. morally rigorous and strict
- the puritan work ethic
- puritanic distaste for alcohol
- she was anything but puritanical in her behavior
Syn:
blue, puritanic
Similar to:
nonindulgent, strict
Derivationally related forms:
puritan, Puritanism, puritan (for: puritanic)

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