priggism

priggism

[prig-iz-uhm]
noun
priggish character or ideas; priggishness.

Origin:
1735–45; prig1 + -ism

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prig1 (prɪɡ)
 
n
a person who is smugly self-righteous and narrow-minded
 
[C18: of unknown origin]
 
'priggery1
 
n
 
'priggishness1
 
n
 
'priggish1
 
adj
 
'priggishly1
 
adv
 
'priggism1
 
n

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