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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Exaggerated and arrogant properness; Excessive or affected modesty.

Usage examples (33)
  • Womanliness is not primness, let me be understood.
  • Miss Silver read aloud with a touch of primness in her voice,
  • A note of excitement disguised beneath intense primness came into her voice.
  • Yet he possessed humor enough, and there certainly was no primness about him. for more
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