[syn: blue(a), puritanic, puritanical]
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3 definitions retrieved:
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Puritanic \Pu`ri*tan"ic\, Puritanical \Pu`ri*tan"ic*al\, a.
1. Of or pertaining to the Puritans, or to their doctrines
2. Precise in observance of legal or religious requirements;
strict; overscrupulous; rigid; -- often used by way of
reproach or contempt.
Paritanical circles, from which plays and novels
were strictly excluded. --Macaulay.
He had all the puritanic traits, both good and evil.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: of or relating to Puritans or Puritanism
2: 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-
3: morally rigorous and strict; "the puritan work ethic";
"puritanic distaste for alcohol"; "she was anything but
puritanical in her behavior" [syn: blue(a), puritanic,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
93 Moby Thesaurus words for "puritanical":
Albigensian, Catharist, Franciscan, Quakerish, Sabbatarian,
Trappist, Victorian, Waldensian, abstinent, anchoritic, ascetic,
austere, bigoted, censorious, choicy, choosy, conscientious,
creedbound, critical, demure, discriminating, discriminative,
dogmatic, dour, eremitic, evangelical, exacting, fastidious, firm,
flagellant, fundamentalist, hard, hidebound, hyperorthodox,
impliable, inexorable, inflexible, iron, ironbound, ironclad,
ironhanded, literalist, literalistic, mendicant, meticulous,
mid-Victorian, muscle-bound, narrow, obdurate, obstinate,
old-maidish, orthodox, overmodest, particular, perfectionistic,
picky, precise, precisianist, precisianistic, priggish, prim,
procrustean, prudish, punctilious, purist, puristic, puritan,
puritanic, relentless, rigid, rigorist, rigoristic, rigorous,
rockbound, sanctimonious, scrupulous, selective, self-denying,
sensitive, smug, staunch, stiff, stiff-necked, straightlaced,
straitlaced, strict, stubborn, stuffy, unbending, uncompromising,
unrelenting, unyielding, wedded to poverty