puritanical

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adjective pu·ri·tan·i·cal \ˌpyu̇r-ə-ˈta-ni-kəl\

Definition of puritanical

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or characterized by a rigid morality

  2. 2 :  puritan

puritanically

play \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of puritanical in a sentence

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

1604

First Known Use of puritanical

1604


PURITANICAL Defined for English Language Learners

puritanical

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adjective pu·ri·tan·i·cal \ˌpyu̇r-ə-ˈta-ni-kəl\

Definition of puritanical for English Language Learners

  • : very strict especially concerning morals and religion



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