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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adv. - In an exaggeratedly proper manner.

Usage examples (31)
  • This professor acts so priggishly--like a moderator with a gavel!
  • Another militant, Bertrand Schmitt, confronts smokers in public places and hectors them priggishly.
  • So is Kevin Depinet's set, which is so priggishly austere that you'll start snickering as soon as you walk into the theater.
  • “I am not human,” Tuvok pointed out priggishly, with that sting of typical deprecation that Vulcans seemed to think was obligatory. for more
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