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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. excessive or affected modesty;
[syn: primness, prudishness, prudery, Grundyism]

2. exaggerated and arrogant properness;
[syn: priggishness, primness]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Primness \Prim"ness\, n. The quality or state of being prim; affected formality or niceness; preciseness; stiffness. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

primness n 1: excessive or affected modesty [syn: primness, prudishness, prudery, Grundyism] 2: exaggerated and arrogant properness [syn: priggishness, primness]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

41 Moby Thesaurus words for "primness": Quakerishness, buckram, censoriousness, ceremonial, ceremoniousness, ceremony, demureness, demurity, dignity, extrinsicality, false modesty, form, formality, formalization, gravity, hideboundness, impersonality, mauvaise honte, narrowness, overmodesty, pomp, pomposity, priggishness, prudery, prudishness, puritanicalness, rigidness, ritual, rituality, sanctimoniousness, sanctimony, smugness, solemnity, starchiness, stiff-neckedness, stiffness, stiltedness, straitlacedness, stuffiness, stylization, weight