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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

adv. - In an overly prim or precise manner.

Usage examples (33)
  • The new teacher alienates the children by behaving prissily
  • When he asks Sam for some, Sam prissily tells him no.
  • "Financial impropriety," narrow-faced Backle said prissily.
  • He dabbed prissily at his lips with a starched white napkin. for more
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