Definition of priggish in English:

priggish

Syllabification: prig·gish
Pronunciation: /ˈprigiSH
 
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noun

Derivatives

priggishly

adverb
More example sentences
  • My partner had wanted souvenirs, but somewhat priggishly, I had stopped her.
  • "There's nothing wrong with having a few principles", he insists, priggishly.
  • And I used to have my little priggish laugh at the woman who counted her chickens before they were hatched and so forth, and I was convinced that honesty was the best policy, also a little priggishly.

priggishness

noun
More example sentences
  • I have even noticed myself becoming cleverer, and now, at the age of nearly 60, I have almost thrown off adolescent habits of moral certainty and political priggishness.
  • Although faced with accusations of priggishness and prudery, the council remains unrepentant, arguing that it is taking a principled stand.
  • The other major female character in the cast, Hester Worsley, a visiting American, was nearly made believable by Rachel Stirling, although the stereotyped priggishness of the role ultimately overcame her.

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