Thesaurus / priggish
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Even the priggish Higher Thought is not allowed to enjoy a sense of superiority.

The Gentle ReaderSamuel McChord Crothers

How the statuesque myth and the priggish myth and the dull and solemn myth melt away before it!

George Washington, Vol. IHenry Cabot Lodge

He was selfish and priggish and worse, he was piggish—A regular beast of a brute.

On the contrary, he is what the world calls a good man, and he is an insufferably selfish, priggish bore into the bargain.

IconoclastsJames Huneker

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

There was a particularly impudent and priggish air about his residence.

To be "jolly well even" with him, Mrs. Skaggs did a most priggish thing.

The Man From Brodney'sGeorge Barr McCutcheon

To be "intellectual" or "artistic" or, in their own word, to be "highbrow," is to be priggish and of dubious virtue.

Main StreetSinclair Lewis

If I seem to have given rather a priggish picture of Arthur, it is a totally erroneous one.

His character is, on the whole, well drawn, and the authors have almost succeeded in making him good without making him priggish.

ReviewsOscar Wilde

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