priggism

  • 1Priggism — Prig gism, n. 1. The quality or state of being priggish; the manners of a prig. Ed. Rev. [1913 Webster] 2. Roguery; thievery. [Obs.] Fielding. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2priggism — noun Date: circa 1805 stilted adherence to convention …

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  • 3priggism — /prig iz euhm/, n. priggish character or ideas; priggishness. [1735 45; PRIG1 + ISM] * * * …

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  • 4priggism — prig·gism …

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  • 5priggism — I. ˈpriˌgizəm noun ( s) Etymology: prig (III) + ism archaic : thievishness, roguery II …

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  • 6Vanity — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Vanity >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 vanity vanity Sgm: N 1 conceit conceit conceitedness Sgm: N 1 self conceit self conceit self complacency self confidence self sufficiency self esteem self love self approba …

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  • 7Priggery — Prig ger*y, n. Priggism. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8snobbery — Synonyms and related words: affectation, clannishness, cliquishness, conceit, condescension, contemptuousness, disdain, disdainfulness, egotism, exclusiveness, haughtiness, hauteur, inflatedness, loftiness, lordliness, narcissism, pomposity,… …

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  • 9conceit — n. 1. Conception, image, notion, thought, fancy, imagination, idea, belief. 2. Whim, vagary, illusion, freak of fancy. 3. Opinion, estimate, estimation, judgment, impression. 4. Vanity, conceitedness, egotism, self conceit, self complacency, self …

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  • 10conceitedness — n. Vanity, conceit, egotism, opinionatedness, self conceit, self complacency, self sufficiency, priggery, priggishness, priggism …

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  • 11priggery — n. Pertness, conceit, coxcombry, priggism …

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  • 12prig — prig1 [prig] n. [< 16th c. cant < ?] 1. a person who is annoyingly smug in his or her moral behavior, attitudes, etc. 2. a person who is annoyingly fastidious about rules, small details, etc. priggery n. priggism priggish adj. priggishly… …

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  • 13-ism — suffix forming nouns, esp. denoting: 1 an action or its result (baptism; organism). 2 a system, principle, or ideological movement (Conservatism; jingoism; feminism). 3 a state or quality (heroism; barbarism). 4 a basis of prejudice or… …

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