priggish

  • 1 priggish — 1 smug, self complacent, self satisfied, Complacent Analogous words: righteous, ethical, *moral: conceited, egotistic, self esteeming, self loving (see corresponding nouns at CONCEIT) 2 *prim, prissy, prudish, puritanical, straitlaced, stuffy… …

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  • 2 Priggish — Prig gish, a. Like a prig; conceited; pragmatical. {Prig gish*ly}, adv. {Prig gish ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 priggish — [[t]prɪ̱gɪʃ[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone as priggish, you think that they are a prig …

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  • 4 priggish — adjective Miss Sinclair couldn t possibly have been as priggish as she seemed way back then Syn: self righteous, moralistic, holier than thou, sanctimonious, prudish, puritanical, prim, straitlaced, stuffy, prissy, governessy, narrow minded;… …

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  • 5 priggish — prig ► NOUN ▪ a self righteously moralistic person. DERIVATIVES priggish adjective. ORIGIN originally in the sense «tinker, petty thief», later «disliked person»: of unknown origin …

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  • 6 priggish — adjective see prig II …

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  • 7 priggish — See priggery. * * * …

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  • 8 priggish — adjective like a prig Syn: prim, prissy, prudish, puritanical …

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  • 9 priggish — Synonyms and related words: Quakerish, Victorian, abusive, blackening, blameful, censorious, choicy, choosy, condemnatory, condescending, conformist, conscientious, contemptuous, critical, damnatory, demure, denunciatory, deprecative, deprecatory …

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  • 10 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)… …

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  • 11 priggish — prig·gish || prɪgɪʃ adj. meticulous, strict; pedantic, overly concerned with trivial details; arrogant, conceited; prissy, overly concerned with one s appearance …

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  • 12 priggish — adjective self righteously moralistic and superior. Derivatives priggishly adverb priggishness noun …

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  • 13 priggish — a. Conceited, affected, prim, pert, saucy, coxcomical, foppish, vain, affected, (colloq.) …

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  • 14 priggish — adj 1. prudish, puritanical, bluenosed, overmodest, old maidish; hidebound, strait laced, stiff, stiff necked, strict, severe, formal; snobbish, stilted, Inf. high hat, Sl. snooty, Sl. snotty; smug, sanctimonious, Inf. stuffy; fastidious,… …

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  • 15 priggish — prig·gish …

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  • 16 priggish — See: prig …

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  • 17 priggish — /ˈprɪgɪʃ/ (say prigish) adjective excessively precise, especially in an affectedly superior or high minded way. {prig1 + g + ish1} –priggishly, adverb –priggishness, noun …

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  • 18 priggish — adjective exaggeratedly proper my straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn t approve of my miniskirts • Syn: ↑prim, ↑prissy, ↑prudish, ↑puritanical, ↑square toed, ↑straitlaced, ↑strait laced, ↑ …

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  • 19 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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  • 20 Priggishly — Priggish Prig gish, a. Like a prig; conceited; pragmatical. {Prig gish*ly}, adv. {Prig gish ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

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