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noun as in austerity

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American women expressed their support and impatience when fighting puritanism and conservatism using Femen tactics.

H.L. Mencken famously defined puritanism as “the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.”

Never mind that Bill Clinton remains living proof of the silliness of modern puritanism.

She talked to Marlow Stern about losing her virginity, Charlie Sheen, and sexual Puritanism.

Positive thinking is Puritanism with a capitalist face, she believes.

Some blathering parsons say that this blessed Mission is teaching men to talk cant and Puritanism.

Quite "continental," you perceive; and a long way from the Puritanism of our ancestors!

The American plutocracy has developed upon a superstructure of Puritanism, and therefore, in America, hypocrisy is necessary.

At its close the University was a hot-bed of Puritanism, where the fiercest tenets of Calvin reigned supreme.

The accession of the young Queen heralded one of those moods of puritanism which are chronic with English society.


On this page you'll find 4 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to puritanism, such as: prudishness, and strictness.

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