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synonyms for puritanical

  • prudish
  • rigid
  • abstinent
  • austere
  • conforming
  • moral
  • priggish
  • prim
  • prissy
  • stern
  • strict
  • stuffy
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How to use puritanical in a sentence

After the complete failure and repeal of alcohol prohibition in 1933, America’s puritanical conservatives and government agencies set their sights on drugs.
CHELSEA HANDLER: MARIJUANA CRIMINALIZATION HAS ALWAYS HURT PEOPLE OF COLOR THE MOST. THE TIME FOR REFORM IS NOWCHELSEA HANDLERAPRIL 19, 2021TIME
The puritanical party was by far the fewer in numbers, for which two excellent reasons might be given.
PEVERIL OF THE PEAKSIR WALTER SCOTT
But at the time about which we are writing there was in Boston a distinguished family of puritanical ministers named Mather.
IRISH WITCHCRAFT AND DEMONOLOGYST. JOHN D. (ST. JOHN DRELINCOURT) SEYMOUR
His preaching was plain, scriptural, and experimental, in the good old puritanical strain.
MEMORIALS OF THE INDEPENDENT CHURCHES IN NORTHAMPTONSHIRETHOMAS COLEMAN
In contrast to his predecessor he connived at some irregularities of discipline in the Puritanical clergy.
THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF CANTERBURY [2ND ED.].HARTLEY WITHERS
There was in society, though it was not strait-laced or puritanical, a general standard of "good form."
THE ENGLISH NOVELGEORGE SAINTSBURY
Of course, one should be cautious here, so as not to seem merely puritanical or Pecksniffian.
LITERATURE IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLPORTER LANDER MACCLINTOCK
The old cavalier shrugged his shoulders at this evidence of the Puritanical education of his son.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 57, NO. 354, APRIL 1845VARIOUS
A fine little creature, quite stylish, but very puritanical.
BAD HUGHMARY JANE HOLMES
The Englishman criticizes in others precisely what he does himself; Puritanical talk covers a sinful heart.
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WORDS RELATED TO PURITANICAL

  • conservative
  • conventional
  • demure
  • genteel
  • priggish
  • prim
  • prissy
  • proper
  • puritanical
  • respectable
  • rigid
  • smug
  • square
  • starchy
  • stiff
  • strait-laced
  • stuffy
  • uptight
  • abstemious
  • ascetic
  • chaste
  • continent
  • economical
  • puritanical
  • self-denying
  • sober
  • straitlaced
  • strict
  • subdued
  • unrelenting
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.