priggishness


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Related to priggishness: priggery, priggishly

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:
Noun1.priggishness - exaggerated and arrogant properness
correctitude, properness, propriety - correct or appropriate behavior
Translations
تَباهٍ، إعْتِزاز
domýšlivost
selvgladhed
beképzeltség
sjálfumgleîi, sjálfsánægja
ukalâlık

priggishness

[ˈprɪgɪʃnɪs] Ngazmoñería f, mojigatería f

priggishness

ntugendhaftes Getue, Tugendhaftigkeit f; (= snobbishness)Hochnäsigkeit f

priggishness

[ˈprɪgɪʃnɪs] n (of person) → atteggiamento moraleggiante
the priggishness of his behaviour → il suo atteggiamento moraleggiante
the priggishness of his remarks → il suo tono moraleggiante

prig

(prig) noun
a person who is too satisfied with his/her own behaviour, beliefs etc.
ˈpriggish adjective
ˈpriggishly adverb
ˈpriggishness noun
References in classic literature ?
Now, as I look back, I think it was sheer priggishness to resist so human and yet so reverent an impulse.
You pass it to the lower classes, and they pass it back to you, and this you call 'social intercourse' or 'mutual endeavour,' when it's mutual priggishness if it's anything.
And the British author and journalist Helena Frith Powell, born to Swedish and Italian parents, wrote in Britain's Daily Mail that many in Britain were "paralyzed by political correctness, too scared to say anything as this terrifying tide of separatism and priggishness sweeps the Western world.
Of course, it's wrong to respond priggishly to priggishness.
is about earnestness, that is, Victorian solemnity, that kind of false seriousness which means hypocrisy, priggishness, and lack of irony.
Manliness today is exaggerated, toward extreme machismo on one side and effeminate priggishness on the other.
Hermione Lee rightly locates in it "something of the priggishness of her earlier resistance to Joyce" (619).
Noah has moments of domineering priggishness but to balance that out, Rose has her share of stars-in-her-eyes episodes.
Whether it is satire or humour both require sincerity and fidelity, whereas, prejudice, priggishness and ego are all considered injurious for them.
Mindful of the difficulty of cultivating virtue in a polity that emphasizes rights over duties and whose citizens are encouraged, by the march of equality, to shed traditional moral teachings that counter self-absorption, Walter, without a touch of moral preening or priggishness, has written often about the importance of virtue for a self-governing people.
As Underwood puts it, "he grew annoyed by Lee's asexuality, his priggishness, and his apparent lack of a personality.
Former ambassador Risto Nikovski comments for Nova Makedonija that behind the alleged change of only the reference FYROM, there is a diplomatic game hidden, full of outrageous duplicity, hypocrisy and priggishness.