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Definition of puritanical adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

puritanical

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌpjʊərɪˈtænɪkl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpjʊrɪˈtænɪkl//
 
(also puritan) (usually disapproving) Moral
 
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having very strict moral attitudes Their parents had a puritanical streak and didn't approve of dancing. See related entries: Moral
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