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He then immediately grills her about the men’s razors in her bathroom—perhaps a hint at the insecurities that sparked his priggish request in the first place.
‘SUCCESSION’ SEASON 3 PREMIERE RECAP: KENDALL CHANNELS O.J. AND LOGAN WANTS BLOODLAURA BRADLEYOCTOBER 18, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
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.
WHAT TIMMY DIDMARIE ADELAIDE BELLOC LOWNDES
He told me afterwards that he was conscious at the time of a horrible priggish superiority.
THE DARK FORESTHUGH WALPOLE
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WORDS RELATED TO PRIGGISH

  • careful
  • ceremonious
  • choosy
  • exact
  • finicky
  • formal
  • fussy
  • genteel
  • inflexible
  • nice
  • particular
  • persnickety
  • picky
  • priggish
  • prim
  • prissy
  • punctilious
  • rigid
  • scrupulous
  • stickling
  • stiff
  • strict
  • stuffy
  • uncompromising
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