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Meaning of puritanical

pu•ri•tan•i•cal

Pronunciation: (pyoor"i-tan'i-kul), [key]
— adj.
  1. very strict in moral or religious matters, often excessively so; rigidly austere.
  2. (sometimes cap.) of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Puritans or Puritanism.
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