priggishly


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prig

 (prĭg)
n.
1. A person who demonstrates an exaggerated conformity or propriety, especially in an irritatingly arrogant or smug manner.
2. Archaic
a. A petty thief or pickpocket.
b. A conceited dandy; a fop.
tr.v. prigged, prig·ging, prigs Chiefly British
To steal or pilfer.

[Origin unknown.]

prig′ger·y n.
prig′gish adj.
prig′gish·ly adv.
prig′gish·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.priggishly - in a priggish manner; "this professor acts so priggishly--like a moderator with a gavel!"
Translations
بِتَباهٍ، باعْتِزاز
ješitně
selvglad
nagyképűsködően
sjálfsánægjulega
ukalâca

prig

(prig) noun
a person who is too satisfied with his/her own behaviour, beliefs etc.
ˈpriggish adjective
ˈpriggishly adverb
ˈpriggishness noun
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Of course, it's wrong to respond priggishly to priggishness.
I am so very weary of society priggishly equating talent with financial wealth" (p.
There's also no emotional conflict among the siblings who come across rather blandly, like Enid Blyton's Famous Five, while, priggishly superior and arrogant, Peter proves actually quite unlikeable.