Puritanic
Puritanic Pu`ri*tan"ic, Puritanical Pu`ri*tan"ic*al, a. 1. Of or pertaining to the Puritans, or to their doctrines and practice. [1913 Webster]

2. Precise in observance of legal or religious requirements; strict; overscrupulous; rigid; -- often used by way of reproach or contempt. [1913 Webster]

Paritanical circles, from which plays and novels were strictly excluded. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

He had all the puritanic traits, both good and evil. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]


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