Priggish-ness
Priggish Prig"gish, a. Like a prig; conceited; pragmatical. -- {Prig"gish*ly}, adv. -- {Prig"gish-ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • Priggish — Prig gish, a. Like a prig; conceited; pragmatical. {Prig gish*ly}, adv. {Prig gish ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prud´ish|ness — prud|ish «PROO dihsh», adjective. like a prude; excessively proper or modest; too modest about sex. SYNONYM(S): priggish, prim. –prud´ish|ly, adverb. –prud´ish|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • stiff´ness — stiff «stihf», adjective, adverb, noun, verb. –adj. 1. not easily bent; fixed; rigid: »a stiff brush. He wore a stiff collar. 2. hard to move: »a stiff gear. The old hinges on the barn door are stiff. 3. not able to move easily: »a stiff neck.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Prig — A prig (IPAEng|ˈprɪg, sometimes spelled prigg) is someone who shows an inordinately zealous approach to matters of form and propriety; especially where the prig has the ability to show his/her superior knowledge to those who don t know the… …   Wikipedia

  • Priggishly — Priggish Prig gish, a. Like a prig; conceited; pragmatical. {Prig gish*ly}, adv. {Prig gish ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • stiff — [[t]stɪf[/t]] adj. stiff•er, stiff•est, n. adv. v. 1) rigid or firm; difficult or impossible to bend or flex: a stiff collar[/ex] 2) not moving or working easily 3) (of a person or animal) not supple; moving with difficulty, as from cold, age,… …   From formal English to slang

  • prud´ish|ly — prud|ish «PROO dihsh», adjective. like a prude; excessively proper or modest; too modest about sex. SYNONYM(S): priggish, prim. –prud´ish|ly, adverb. –prud´ish|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • prud|ish — «PROO dihsh», adjective. like a prude; excessively proper or modest; too modest about sex. SYNONYM(S): priggish, prim. –prud´ish|ly, adverb. –prud´ish|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • stiff´ly — stiff «stihf», adjective, adverb, noun, verb. –adj. 1. not easily bent; fixed; rigid: »a stiff brush. He wore a stiff collar. 2. hard to move: »a stiff gear. The old hinges on the barn door are stiff. 3. not able to move easily: »a stiff neck.… …   Useful english dictionary

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