Puritanicalness

puritanical

[pyoor-i-tan-i-kuhl]
adjective
1.
very strict in moral or religious matters, often excessively so; rigidly austere.
2.
(sometimes initial capital letter) of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Puritans or Puritanism.
Also, puritanic.


Origin:
1600–10; Puritan + -ical

puritanically, adverb
puritanicalness, noun
unpuritanic, adjective
unpuritanical, adjective
unpuritanically, adverb
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puritanical or puritanic (ˌpjʊərɪˈtænɪkəl)
 
adj
1.  derogatory usually strict in moral or religious outlook, esp in shunning sensual pleasures
2.  (sometimes capital) of or relating to a puritan or the Puritans
 
puritanic or puritanic
 
adj
 
puri'tanically or puritanic
 
adv
 
puri'tanicalness or puritanic
 
n

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