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synonyms for prig

  • goody two-shoes
  • goody-goody
  • Miss Priss
  • priss
  • prude
  • puritan
  • snob
  • fussbudget
See also synonyms for: priggish / prigs
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Before forty there is yet a chance that the budding ninny may desert, and degenerate into a prig, a Philistine, or a physician.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 108, APRIL 6, 1895VARIOUS
Stephen was not a prig and she recognized the justice of his arguments, but he was rather hard and his views were too clear-cut.
THE GIRL FROM KELLER'SHAROLD BINDLOSS
He's a bit of a prig—in fact, he's as priggish as he well can be—but he's never done anything but run straight.
HYACINTHGEORGE A. BIRMINGHAM
This man is difficult to judge; he was a man of poor physique, naturally timid, and a prig.
THE OUTLINE OF HISTORY: BEING A PLAIN HISTORY OF LIFE AND MANKINDHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
The letter describes a small boy who was "a very earnest vegetarian" and a super-prig into the bargain.
MR. PUNCH'S HISTORY OF MODERN ENGLAND VOL. IV OF IV.CHARLES L. GRAVES
Locksley Hall is a piece of splendid versification, but the hero is a prig, which is a shade worse than a Philistine.
FLOWERS OF FREETHOUGHTGEORGE W. FOOTE
She had finished her course of study in one of the universities of the Middle-west without becoming a cultivated prig.
THE ISLAND MYSTERYGEORGE A. BIRMINGHAM
He has a genial spendthrift father, a prig of an elder brother, a rather jolly sister and a host of admiring friends.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 148, JANUARY 13TH 1915VARIOUS
He might read a lesson to many a two-legged prig, were the bipedal nincompoop capable of learning it.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 103, AUGUST 20, 1892VARIOUS
I tell you what she is—she's a cold-blooded pedantic prig, and a systematic flirt!
THE TRAVELLING COMPANIONSF. ANSTEY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PRIG

  • Miss Priss
  • Puritan
  • Victorian
  • goody-goody
  • prig
  • priss
  • prude
  • strait-laced
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