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noun as in moralizer


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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.

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.

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.

This man is difficult to judge; he was a man of poor physique, naturally timid, and a prig.

The letter describes a small boy who was "a very earnest vegetarian" and a super-prig into the bargain.

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On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to prig, such as: goody-goody, goody two-shoes, miss priss, priss, prude, and puritan.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.