adjective see bluenose

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bluenosed — See bluenose. * * * …   Universalium

  • bluenosed — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Marked by excessive concern for propriety and good form: genteel, old maidish, precise, priggish, prim, prissy, proper, prudish, puritanical, strait laced, stuffy, Victorian. Idiom: prim and proper. See PLAIN …   English dictionary for students

  • bluenosed — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective : having the characteristics of a bluenose : straitlaced …   Useful english dictionary

  • bluenose — noun Date: 1903 a person who advocates a rigorous moral code • bluenosed adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • The Boss —    This four act melodrama by Edward Sheldon had its first performance in Detroit on 9 January 1911 prior to its New York opening on 30 January 1911 at the Astor Theatre, where it ran for 88 performances, produced by William A. Brady. Sheldon s… …   The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater

  • prim — Synonyms and related words: Quakerish, Victorian, bluenosed, buckram, censorious, ceremonial, ceremonious, chipper, conventional, correct, decorous, demure, formal, genteel, hidebound, in buckram, mid Victorian, narrow, neat, nice, old maidish,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • genteel — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. polite, elegant. See courtesy, elegance. Ant., crude. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Polite] Syn. courteous, mannerly, well behaved; see polite 1 . 2. [Elegant] Syn. polished, cultured, well bred; see… …   English dictionary for students

  • precise — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. exact, accurate, definite, punctilious; fastidious; unbending, rigid; prim, precious. See rightness, truth. Ant., imprecise. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Exact] Syn. accurate, correct, well defined,… …   English dictionary for students

  • priggish — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. pedantic, affected; fastidious, prim, precious; conceited, egotistical. See affectation, vanity. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. vain, proud, pompous; see egotistic 2 . III (Roget s Thesaurus II)… …   English dictionary for students

  • prim — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. precise, demure, formal, priggish; fussy, prudish. See affectation.Ant., casual. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. stiff, formal, precise, demure, decorous, nice, orderly, tidy, cleanly, trim, spruce,… …   English dictionary for students

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