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Puritan

Pu·ri·tan

Puritan

 
pronunciation:
pyuh rih tn
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any of a group of Protestants that originated in England in the sixteenth century and were politically powerful there and later in the United States, and who believed in simple religious ceremony, strict moral discipline, and persecution of dissent.
definition 2: (often l.c.) one who is excessively strict in morality, as in sexual matters.
antonyms:
sybarite
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or relating to the Puritans.
similar words:
puritanical
definition 2: (often l.c.) excessively strict in morality.
similar words:
celibate, puritanical