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English adjective: puritanical

1. puritanical of or relating to Puritans or Puritanism

2. puritanical exaggeratedly proper

SamplesMy straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn't approve of my miniskirts.

Synonymspriggish, prim, prissy, prudish, square-toed, straight-laced, straightlaced, strait-laced, straitlaced, tight-laced, victorian



3. puritanical morally rigorous and strict

SamplesThe puritan work ethic.
Puritanic distaste for alcohol.
She was anything but puritanical in her behavior.

Synonymsblue, puritanic

Similarnonindulgent, strict


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