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priggish

[ prig-ish ]
/ ˈprɪg ɪʃ /
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adjective
fussy about trivialities or propriety, especially in a self-righteous or irritating manner:At the beginning of the book, Eustace is an unpleasant, unlikable, and priggish character.He never softened his message to please genteel tastes or priggish scruples.
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OTHER WORDS FROM priggish

prig·gish·ly, adverbprig·gish·ness, nounun·prig·gish, adjective
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