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synonyms for priggish

  • complacent
  • pompous
  • prim
  • smug
  • stuffy
  • vain
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How to use priggish in a sentence

The same goes for low-sugar gummy candies like Smart Sweets and Behave, which in another decade might have been presented as priggish.
A GUMMY FOR WHATEVER AILS YOURACHEL DEL VALLEAUGUST 27, 2021EATER
This judicial bent of the child is a curious one and often develops a priggish fondness for setting others morally straight.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
And yet if we had been that low-cut lady we would certainly have given that interfering and priggish little youngster a walloping.
SEEING THINGS AT NIGHTHEYWOOD BROUN
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
Amy was telling me of some priggish things that Miss Belloc had said, and I did use those very words yesterday.
AMY IN ACADIAHELEN LEAH REED
The development of Percival from a priggish misanthrope to a man and a lover is beautifully told.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 148, JANUARY 13TH 1915VARIOUS
Of one of those inmates, the rather priggish Jack Tosswill, she had made a real conquest.
WHAT TIMMY DIDMARIE ADELAIDE BELLOC LOWNDES
It was unfortunate that Radmore seemed to regard Jack Tosswill as a mere boy—a rather tiresome, priggish boy.
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He told me afterwards that he was conscious at the time of a horrible priggish superiority.
THE DARK FORESTHUGH WALPOLE
If I seem to have given rather a priggish picture of Arthur, it is a totally erroneous one.
MEMOIRS OF ARTHUR HAMILTON, B. A. OF TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGEARTHUR CHRISTOPHER BENSON
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WORDS RELATED TO PRIGGISH

  • conservative
  • conventional
  • demure
  • genteel
  • priggish
  • prim
  • prissy
  • proper
  • puritanical
  • respectable
  • rigid
  • smug
  • square
  • starchy
  • stiff
  • straitlaced
  • stuffy
  • uptight
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.