Origin of puritanical
Related Words for puritanicalprudish, rigid, austere, conforming, moral, priggish, prim, prissy, stern, strict, stuffy, abstinent
Examples from the Web for puritanical
Contemporary Examples of puritanical
His distaste derives from a basic confusion in the position of the puritanical prescriptivist.Go Ahead, End With a Preposition: Grammar Rules We All Can Live With
November 3, 2014
Pope Paul VI and the Church at that time could be forgiven for puritanical idealism.The Vatican's Same-Sex Synod: The Bishops Hear About Reality. Do They Listen?
Barbie Latza Nadeau
October 12, 2014
So, people sped by the models less out of puritanical deference to the naked bodies, but to keep up their steely reputations.Naked on a New York Street—for Art
September 16, 2014
Maybe not such a huge problem for the puritanical but sometime very practical mullahs.As Iran’s Marijuana Trade Thrives, Is It Becoming a Nation of Stoners?
August 10, 2014
Saudi society and government are intricately intertwined with a puritanical flavor of Islam, Wahhabism.Will Saudi Arabia Execute Guest Workers for 'Witchcraft'?
March 29, 2014
Historical Examples of puritanical
They are puritanical with intelligence, and independent with a certain grace.My Double Life
After a divorce—Seth's idea of divorces were vague and Puritanical—there would be no hope.The Woman-Haters
Joseph C. Lincoln
There was in Hazlitt, however, a puritanical fervor which withstood the lure of expediency.Erik Dorn
I've had too much of your puritanical, psalm-singing business.Under Fire
Voltaire, the least Puritanical of men, is also the least neurotic.Suspended Judgments
John Cowper Powys