Definitions for (adjective) puritanical

Main entry: blue, puritanic, puritanical

Definition: morally rigorous and strict

Usage: the puritan work ethic; puritanic distaste for alcohol; she was anything but puritanical in her behavior


Main entry: victorian, square-toed, straight-laced, straightlaced, strait-laced, straitlaced, tight-laced, priggish, prim, prissy, prudish, puritanical

Definition: exaggeratedly proper

Usage: my straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn't approve of my miniskirts


Main entry: puritanical

Definition: of or relating to Puritans or Puritanism