noun see prig II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • priggishness — See priggery. * * * …   Universalium

  • priggishness — noun The state or quality of being priggish …   Wiktionary

  • priggishness — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. prudishness, prudery, snobbery, puritanism, affectation; see also hypocrisy , pretense 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • priggishness — prɪgɪʃnɪs n. meticulousness. strictness; pedanticalness, pettiness; conceit, arrogance; primness, state of being overly concerned with one s appearance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • priggishness — n 1. prudery, prudishness, puritan icalness, overmodesty, old maidishness, Grundyism; hideboundness, strait lacedness, buckram, stiffness, stiff neckedness, strictness, severity, formality; snobbery, snobbishness, stiltedness, Sl. snootiness, Sl …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • priggishness — prig·gish·ness …   English syllables

  • priggishness — See: prig …   English dictionary

  • priggishness — noun exaggerated and arrogant properness • Syn: ↑primness • Derivationally related forms: ↑prim (for: ↑primness), ↑priggish • Hypernyms: ↑propriety, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • prudery — n coyness, overmodesty; priggishness, puritanicalness. See also priggishness(def. 1) …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • primness — noun 1. excessive or affected modesty • Syn: ↑prudishness, ↑prudery, ↑Grundyism • Derivationally related forms: ↑prudish (for: ↑prudishness), ↑prim …   Useful english dictionary

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