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- 1. Puritan, Protestant
- usage: a member of a group of English Protestants who in the 16th and 17th centuries thought that the Protestant Reformation under Elizabeth was incomplete and advocated the simplification and regulation of forms of worship
- 2. puritan, abstainer, ascetic
- usage: someone who adheres to strict religious principles; someone opposed to sensual pleasures
- 3. prude, puritan, unpleasant person, disagreeable person
- usage: a person excessively concerned about propriety and decorum
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