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Puritan

Pronunciation: /ˈpjʊrətn; ˈpjʊərɪtən/

Translation of Puritan in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 puritano, (masculine, feminine)
    Example sentences
    • From its inception there had been a committed Protestant minority who aspired to complete a full Protestant reformation - the Puritans.
    • Excessive frivolity has always been frowned upon by some, and Christmas was not celebrated by the Puritans or Calvinists.
    • Unlike the English Puritans, the Dutch Reformed ministers made no efforts to evangelise the native peoples of the area.
    1.2
    (puritan)
    (morally) puritano, (masculine, feminine)
    Example sentences
    • These are precisely the values the puritans and zealots of many faiths and ideologies would destroy.
    • A few centuries ago it may not have seemed out of place, but even modern-day American puritans have been shocked by Florida's so-called ‘Scarlet Letter’ law.
    • Teetotalers, or people who drink in moderation, on the other hand are boring, no fun, puritans, kill-joys etc.

adjective/adjetivo

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