Puritan

Pu"ri*tan

, a. Of or pertaining to the Puritans; resembling, or characteristic of, the Puritans.
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Pu`ri*tan"ic

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Pu`ri*tan"ic*al

(?), } a. 1. Of or pertaining to the Puritans, or to their doctrines and practice.
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2. Precise in observance of legal or religious requirements; strict; overscrupulous; rigid; -- often used by way of reproach or contempt.
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Paritanical circles, from which plays and novels were strictly excluded.
Macaulay.
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He had all the puritanic traits, both good and evil.
Hawthorne.
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