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Another word for prig

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Noun
      1. One who is excessively concerned with being or appearing to be proper, modest, or righteous.
      2. A person who is overly modest or proper in behavior, dress, or speech, esp. in a way that annoys others
      1. A person who is very strict or austere in religious practice or moral outlook, especially someone who regards pleasure or luxury as sinful.
      2. Any member of a Protestant group in England and the American colonies that in the 16th and 17th cent. wanted to make the Church of England simpler in its services and stricter about morals
      3. A member of a group of English Protestants who in the 1500s and 1600s advocated strict religious discipline along with simplification of the ceremonies and creeds of the Church of England.
      1. An overly formal person, especially one who adheres to current forms; a stickler
      2. An advocate of formalism
      1. (Obs.) A person having no wealth or social rank; one of the common people
      2. (Informal) A person who wishes to be seen as a member of the upper classes and who looks down on those perceived to have inferior or unrefined tastes. [from 20th c.]
      3. A person who feels and acts smugly superior about his or her particular tastes or interests
      1. (Informal) A fussy person
      2. One who complains or fusses a great deal, especially about unimportant matters; a fusspot