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puritanical

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given to or marked by very conservative standards regarding personal behavior or morals
  • 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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The first known use of puritanical was in 1598

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“Puritanical.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/puritanical. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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