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pu·ri·tan·i·cal

 (pyo͝or′ĭ-tăn′ĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Rigorous in religious observance; marked by stern morality.
2. Puritanical Of, relating to, or characteristic of the Puritans.

pu′ri·tan′i·cal·ly adv.
pu′ri·tan′i·cal·ness n.

puritanical

(ˌpjʊərɪˈtænɪkəl) or less commonly

puritanic

adj
1. usually derogatory strict in moral or religious outlook, esp in shunning sensual pleasures
2. (sometimes capital) of or relating to a puritan or the Puritans
3. (Protestantism) (sometimes capital) of or relating to a puritan or the Puritans
4. (Historical Terms) (sometimes capital) of or relating to a puritan or the Puritans
ˌpuriˈtanically adv
ˌpuriˈtanicalness n

pu•ri•tan•i•cal

(ˌpyʊər ɪˈtæn ɪ kəl)

also pu`ri•tan′ic,



adj.
1. very strict in moral or religious matters, often excessively so; rigidly austere.
2. (sometimes cap.) of or pertaining to Puritans or Puritanism.
[1600–10]
pu`ri•tan′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.puritanical - of or relating to Puritans or Puritanism
2.puritanical - exaggeratedly properpuritanical - exaggeratedly proper; "my straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn't approve of my miniskirts"
proper - marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness; "proper medical treatment"; "proper manners"
3.puritanical - morally rigorous and strict; "the puritan work ethic"; "puritanic distaste for alcohol"; "she was anything but puritanical in her behavior"
nonindulgent, strict - characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint

puritanical

puritanical

adjective
Marked by excessive concern for propriety and good form:
Translations
مُتَزَمِّت، مُتَشَدِّد
puritánský
snerpet
merev erkölcsi felfogásúpuritánkodó
púrítanskur, siîavandur

puritanical

[ˌpjʊərɪˈtænɪkəl] ADJpuritano

puritanical

[ˌpjʊərɪˈtænɪkəl] adjpuritain(e)

puritanical

adjpuritanisch

puritanical

[ˌpjʊərɪˈtænɪkl] adjpuritano/a

puritan

(ˈpjuəritən) noun
1. a person who is strict and disapproves of many kinds of enjoyment.
2. formerly, in England and America, a member of a religious group wanting to make church worship etc simpler and plainer.
ˌpuriˈtanical (-ˈtӕ-) adjective
References in classic literature ?
If we were belles, or women of wealth and position, we might do something, perhaps, but for us to frown at one set of young gentlemen because we don't approve of them, and smile upon another set because we do, wouldn't have a particle of effect, and we should only be considered odd and puritanical.
The hue of her dress was black too; but its fashion was so different from her sister's--so much more flowing and becoming--it looked as stylish as the other's looked puritanical.
For example, look at the puritanical procureur, who has just lost his daughter, and in fact nearly all his family, in so singular a manner; Morcerf dishonored and dead; and then myself covered with ridicule through the villany of Benedetto; besides" --
The other guests affirmed that Colonel Joliffe's black puritanical scowl threw a shadow round about him; although in spite of his sombre influence their gayety continued to blaze higher, like--(an ominous comparison)--the flickering brilliancy of a lamp which has but a little while to burn.
She is a heavy, solid person, very limited, intensely respectable, and inclined to be puritanical.
Tess, ever since you told me of that child of ours, it is just as if my feelings, which have been flowing in a strong puritanical stream, had suddenly found a way open in the direction of you, and had all at once gushed through.
She had the eyes of an angel, only they were generally veiled; she had the figure of a miniature Venus, soft and with delicate curves, which seemed somehow to be always subtly asserting themselves, although she affected in her dress an almost puritanical simplicity.
Holding his prayer-book upside down, or open at any place but the right, he did nothing but stare about him, unless he happened to catch my aunt's eye or mine, and then he would drop his own on his book, with a puritanical air of mock solemnity that would have been ludicrous, if it had not been too provoking.
One puritanical woman beside her advocated that she take responsibility, as she had the choice to be or not to be his "feedee".
PURITANICAL BBC apologising for Rita Ora showing an ounce of flesh on The One Show.
The Nusra Front follows the same puritanical interpretation of Sunni Islam adopted by the Islamic State group that has also destroyed shrines in areas of eastern and northern Syria that it controls.
Moore would not have lasted long under our puritanical gaze.