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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The quality or state of being excessively or affectedly prim and proper.

Usage examples (29)
  • As for the author's detection of racism and sexism, I would argue this kind of prissiness makes inevitable the rise of
  • Bellow despised prissiness and meanness of spirit.
  • A more insufferable prissiness would be hard to imagine.
  • Cf. my discussion of squeamishness v.v. prissiness at this post. for more
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