Examples of puritanical in a Sentence
some of the state laws concerning sexual behavior are vestiges of a more puritanical time and are rarely, if ever, enforced
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Last month, French actress Catherine Deneuve set the feminist world ablaze by co-signing a letter accusing the post-Weinstein groundswell of allegations of being puritanical.
Incidents of it undoubtedly happened, but compared with today, society in general was almost puritanical.
The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu) A puritanical, patriarchal government enslaves women as breeders and maids in this dystopian nightmare of an America gone wrong.
The crown prince, Muhammad bin Salman, is trying to make the kingdom less puritanical.
In implementing his modernising agenda, Prince Muhammad has downgraded his family’s 250-year-old alliance with the Wahhabist clergy, who enforced a puritanical version of Islam and seemed to rule Saudi Arabia alongside the House of Saud.
Following a puritanical upbringing, Newton went to Cambridge in 1661, already a mathematical prodigy.
After his death in in 1909, more puritanical members of the town would close the racetrack and ban alcohol, ending Arcadia’s lucrative monopoly on vice.
Playboy, the 1967 Time feature argued, was actually fairly puritanical in its interpretation of human desire, steering clear of any hints of fetishism, or any explicitly suggestive poses.
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First Known Use of puritanical
Synonymsbluenosed, nice-nelly, prim, prudish, straitlaced, Victorian
Related Wordspriggish, staid, stuffy; genteel, proper, refined; decent, honest, moral, right, righteous, upright, virtuous
Near Antonymsliberated, permissive; bad, immoral, improper, indecent, lax, lecherous, lickerish, loose, prurient, wicked; skanky [slang], slatternly, sleazy, sluttish, slutty, trampy; debauched, degenerate, degraded, depraved, perverted
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