Search Result for "priggish":
1. exaggeratedly proper;
- Example: "my straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn't approve of my miniskirts"
[syn: priggish, prim, prissy, prudish, puritanical, square-toed, straitlaced, strait-laced, straightlaced, straight-laced, tight-laced, victorian]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Priggish \Prig"gish\, a. Like a prig; conceited; pragmatical. -- Prig"gish*ly, adv. -- Prig"gish-ness, n. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
priggish adj 1: exaggeratedly proper; "my straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn't approve of my miniskirts" [syn: priggish, prim, prissy, prudish, puritanical, square-toed, straitlaced, strait-laced, straightlaced, straight-laced, tight-laced, victorian]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
94 Moby Thesaurus words for "priggish": Quakerish, Victorian, abusive, blackening, blameful, censorious, choicy, choosy, condemnatory, condescending, conformist, conscientious, contemptuous, critical, damnatory, demure, denunciatory, deprecative, deprecatory, depreciative, derisive, discriminating, discriminative, disparaging, exacting, execrating, execrative, execratory, fastidious, formal, formalistic, fussy, goody-goody, hidebound, high-hat, invective, inveighing, judgmental, meticulous, mid-Victorian, narrow, nit-picking, objurgatory, old-maidish, overmodest, particular, patronizing, pedantic, perfectionistic, picky, precious, precise, precisianistic, prig, prim, prissy, prudish, punctilious, purist, puristic, puritanic, puritanical, reproachful, reprobative, reviling, ridiculing, sanctimonious, scoffing, scrupulous, selective, self-complacent, self-contented, self-esteeming, self-loving, self-righteous, self-satisfied, sensitive, severe, smug, sniffy, snippy, snobbish, snobby, snooty, snotty, stick-in-the-mud, stiff-necked, strait-laced, straitlaced, strict, stuffy, uptight, vilifying, vituperative