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Dictionary definition for: Puritanical

1. (a) of or relating to Puritans or Puritanism

2. (s) exaggeratedly proper; "my straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn''t approve of my miniskirts"

3. (s) morally rigorous and strict; "blue laws" "the puritan work ethic" "puritanic distaste for alcohol" "she was anything but puritanical in her behavior"

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