priggism

[ prig-iz-uhm ]
/ ˈprɪg ɪz əm /

noun

priggish character or ideas; priggishness.

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Origin of priggism

First recorded in 1735–45; prig1 + -ism
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Example sentences from the Web for priggism

  • A striking characteristic of these learned women was the entire absence of all priggism or pedantry.

    Woman in Science|John Augustine Zahm