priggism


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priggism

the strict adherence to correctness of behavior. — prigger, n.priggish, adj.
See also: Behavior
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In all the new-fangled comprehensive plans which I see, this is all left out; and the consequence is, that your great mechanics' institutes end in intellectual priggism, and your Christian young men's societies in religious Pharisaism.
"Priggism" is footnoted as "thievery," "prigs" as "thieves," and so on-with an additional note, "Terms used in the Cant Dictionary" (p.
Institutes end in intellectual priggism...." Wholly or in great