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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Of or relating to one who (as because of adherence to a religious sect) practices or preaches a more rigorous or professedly absolute moral code than that which prevails adj. - Morally rigorous and strict; Exaggeratedly proper.

Usage examples (31)
  • In counter-protest, newspaper editor Giuliano Ferrara hung up underwear in a Milan auditorium against what he calls a puritanical drive to oust the premier.
  • Not that Vance Corliss was anybody's fool, nor that his had been an anchorite's existence; but that his upbringing, rather, had given his life a certain puritanical bent.
  • It was an interesting combination, and its simplicity - Nigel calls it 'puritanical' - was popular, but for me it was just too dry.
  • Now, Bulgaria isn't what you would call a puritanical country. for more
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