puritanical


pu·ri·tan·i·cal

adjective \ˌpyr-ə-ˈta-ni-kəl\

: very strict especially concerning morals and religion

Full Definition of PURITANICAL

1
:  of, relating to, or characterized by a rigid morality
2
:  puritan
pu·ri·tan·i·cal·ly \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of PURITANICAL

  1. <some of the state laws concerning sexual behavior are vestiges of a more puritanical time and are rarely, if ever, enforced>

First Known Use of PURITANICAL

1604

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