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puritan

  

      n  
1    a person who adheres to strict moral or religious principles, esp. one opposed to luxury and sensual enjoyment  
      adj  
2    characteristic of a puritan  
     (C16: from Late Latin puritas purity)  
  puritanism      n  


Puritan     (in the late 16th and 17th centuries)  
      n  
1    any of the more extreme English Protestants, most of whom were Calvinists, who wished to purify the Church of England of most of its ceremony and other aspects that they deemed to be Catholic  
      adj  
2    of, characteristic of, or relating to the Puritans  
  Puritanism      n  
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Puritan     (in the late 16th and 17th centuries)  
      n  
1    any of the more extreme English Protestants, most of whom were Calvinists, who wished to purify the Church of England of most of its ceremony and other aspects that they deemed to be Catholic  
      adj  
2    of, characteristic of, or relating to the Puritans  
  Puritanism      n  


puritan  
      n  
1    a person who adheres to strict moral or religious principles, esp. one opposed to luxury and sensual enjoyment  
      adj  
2    characteristic of a puritan  
     (C16: from Late Latin puritas purity)  
  puritanism      n  

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puritan

  
1   
      n   fanatic, moralist, pietist, prude, rigorist, zealot  
2   
      adj   ascetic, austere, hidebound, intolerant, moralistic, narrow, narrow-minded, prudish, puritanical, severe, strait-laced, strict  

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