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Meaning of PURITANIC

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  morally rigorous and strict; "blue laws"; "the puritan work ethic"; "puritanic distaste for alcohol"; "she was anything but puritanical in her behavior"
 

PURITANIC is a 9 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: blue(a), nonindulgent, puritan, puritanical
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pu`ri*tan"ic\, Puritanical \Pu`ri*tan"ic*al\, a.
1. Of or pertaining to the Puritans, or to their doctrines
   and practice.

2. Precise in observance of legal or religious requirements;
   strict; overscrupulous; rigid; -- often used by way of
   reproach or contempt.

         Paritanical circles, from which plays and novels
         were strictly excluded.               --Macaulay.

         He had all the puritanic traits, both good and evil.
                                               --Hawthorne.

 

 

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