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Puritanism Definition

Adjective: puritanic

  1. Morally rigorous and strict
    "puritanic distaste for alcohol";
    - blue, puritanical
Noun: Puritanism  'pyûr-i-ti,ni-zum
  1. (church service) the beliefs and practices characteristic of Puritans (most of whom were Calvinists who wished to purify the Church of England of its Catholic aspects)
     
  2. Strictness and austerity in conduct and religion
Noun: puritan  pyûr-i-tun
  1. Someone who adheres to strict religious principles; someone opposed to sensual pleasures
     
  2. A person excessively concerned about propriety and decorum
    - prude, bluenose [US]
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