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Too nice; too fastidious, precise, etc.
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  1. Too nice; too fastidious, precise, etc.
Stiffly or artificially formal; stiff:
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  1. Stiffly or artificially formal; stiff:
  2. So formal or high-sounding as to seem pompous, unnatural, or old-fashioned
  3. (Architecture) Having some vertical length between the impost and the beginning of the curve. Used of an arch.
Affectedly refined or dainty.
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  1. Affectedly refined or dainty.
  2. Characterized by short steps or affected daintiness
  3. Affectedly elegant or dainty: of a person or a person's speech, manner, etc.
(Sciences) Of experimental results, consistent, clustered close together, agreeing with each other. This does not mean that they cluster near the true, correct, or accurate value.
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  1. (Sciences) Of experimental results, consistent, clustered close together, agreeing with each other. This does not mean that they cluster near the true, correct, or accurate value.
  2. Distinct and correct in sound or meaning:
  3. Strictly distinguished from others; very:
Having restricted or rigid views, and being unreceptive to new ideas
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  1. Having restricted or rigid views, and being unreceptive to new ideas
  2. Alternative spelling of narrow-minded.
  3. Limited in outlook or lacking in tolerance; not open-minded; bigoted, prejudiced, etc.
(Archaic) Lacking education in the liberal arts.
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  1. (Archaic) Lacking education in the liberal arts.
  2. Not generous; stingy
  3. (Archaic) Lacking a liberal education; without culture; unrefined
Being or characteristic of a bigot:
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  1. Being or characteristic of a bigot:
  2. Being a bigot; biased; strongly prejudiced; forming opinions without just cause.
Excessively or affectedly prim and proper.
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  1. Excessively or affectedly prim and proper.
  2. (Informal) Very prim or precise; fussy, prudish, etc.
(Microbiology) Having complex nutritional requirements.
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  1. (Microbiology) Having complex nutritional requirements.
  2. Showing or acting with careful attention to detail:
  3. Excessively scrupulous or sensitive, as in taste, propriety, or neatness:
(Informal) Dull or stodgy; not interesting or stimulating
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  1. (Informal) Dull or stodgy; not interesting or stimulating
  2. Poorly ventilated; having little fresh air; close
  3. Conservative, conventional, old-fashioned, etc.
Using means other than nuclear weapons or energy:
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  1. Using means other than nuclear weapons or energy:
  2. Based on or in accordance with general agreement, use, or practice; customary:
  3. Depending on or conforming to formal or accepted standards or rules rather than nature; not natural, original, or spontaneous
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  1. (Informal) standoffish
  2. Aloof
  3. Inclined to be distant and reserved; aloof.
Having a strong, swift, steady force or movement:
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  1. Having a strong, swift, steady force or movement:
  2. Not moving or operating easily or freely; resistant:
  3. (Naut.) Not tending to lean or tilt to one side even in strong winds or when carrying much sail
(Archaic) Neat, spruce, trim, etc.
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  1. (Archaic) Neat, spruce, trim, etc.
  2. Narrowly contented with one's own accomplishments, beliefs, morality, etc.; self-satisfied to an annoying degree; complacent
  3. Exhibiting or feeling great or offensive satisfaction with oneself or with one's situation; self-righteously complacent:
Alternative spelling of straight-laced.
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  1. Alternative spelling of straight-laced.
  2. Excessively strict in behavior, morality, or opinions.
  3. Narrowly strict or severe in behavior or moral views
Affectedly modest or shy; coy
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  1. Affectedly modest or shy; coy
  2. Decorous; modest; reserved
  3. Modest and reserved in manner or behavior.
Limited in means; with hardly enough to live on
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  1. Limited in means; with hardly enough to live on
  2. Barely sufficient; close:
  3. Lacking flexibility; rigid:
Rigorous in religious observance; marked by stern morality.
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  1. Rigorous in religious observance; marked by stern morality.
  2. Extremely or excessively strict in matters of morals and religion
  3. Precise in observance of legal or religious requirements; strict; overscrupulous; rigid; "” often used by way of reproach or contempt.
Behaving in an artificial way to impress people; full of affectation
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  1. Behaving in an artificial way to impress people; full of affectation
  2. Assumed for effect; artificial
  3. Assumed or simulated to impress others:
(Biol.) Designating or of a system of classification based on only a few characteristics, as color
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  1. (Biol.) Designating or of a system of classification based on only a few characteristics, as color
  2. Not arising from natural or necessary causes; contrived or arbitrary:
  3. Made by humans, especially in imitation of something natural:
Extremely careful to do the precisely right, proper, or correct thing in every last detail; most punctilious
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  1. Extremely careful to do the precisely right, proper, or correct thing in every last detail; most punctilious
  2. Having scruples or compunctions.
  3. Precise; exact or strict
Being finicky or fastidious, especially with language.
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  1. Being finicky or fastidious, especially with language.
  2. Being showy of one's knowledge, often in a boring manner.
  3. Characterized by a narrow, often ostentatious concern for academic knowledge and formal rules:
Making claims, explicit or implicit, to some distinction, importance, dignity, or excellence
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  1. Making claims, explicit or implicit, to some distinction, importance, dignity, or excellence
  2. Showing or betraying an attitude of superiority:
  3. Claiming that or behaving as if one is important or deserving of merit when such is not the case:
Conforming completely to established rule, principle, or condition:
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  1. Conforming completely to established rule, principle, or condition:
  2. Not loose or vague; exact or precise:
  3. (Botany) Stiff, narrow, and upright.
Not flexible or pliant; stiff:
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  1. Not flexible or pliant; stiff:
  2. Being an airship with a external frame made of rigid parts.
  3. Scrupulously or severely maintained or performed; rigorous or harsh:
Rigidly precise; thoroughly accurate or exact
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  1. Rigidly precise; thoroughly accurate or exact
  2. Characterized by or adhering to strict standards or methods; exacting and thorough:
  3. Harsh, severe, or demanding:
Insisting capriciously on getting just what one wants; difficult to please; fastidious:
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  1. Insisting capriciously on getting just what one wants; difficult to please; fastidious:
  2. Too particular or exacting; overly dainty or fastidious; fussy
  3. (Informal) Fastidious and fussy; difficult to please; exacting, especially about details.
Easily shocked or offended; prudish
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  1. Easily shocked or offended; prudish
  2. Having a digestive system that is easily upset; easily nauseated; queasy
  3. Easily bothered or upset; tending to be nauseous or nervous
Resembling a schoolgirl in behaviour.
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Alternative spelling of blue-nosed.
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Excessively or affectedly refined, polite, etc.
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  1. Excessively or affectedly refined, polite, etc.
  2. Having or showing the good taste and refinement associated with polite society; elegant, fashionable, etc.
  3. Affectedly proper or refined; somewhat prudish refinement; excessively polite.
Like an old maid; prim; precise; particular.
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  1. Like an old maid; prim; precise; particular.
  2. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
Distinct and correct in sound or meaning:
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  1. Distinct and correct in sound or meaning:
  2. Exact, as in performance, execution, or amount; accurate or correct:
  3. Conforming strictly to rule or proper form:
Neat and trim:
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  1. Neat and trim:
  2. Precise or proper to the point of affectation; excessively decorous.
  3. Stiffly formal, precise, moral, etc.; proper; demure
(Informal) Very prim or precise; fussy, prudish, etc.
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  1. (Informal) Very prim or precise; fussy, prudish, etc.
  2. Excessively or affectedly prim and proper.
Designating an adjective formed from a proper noun, as Bostonian
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  1. Designating an adjective formed from a proper noun, as Bostonian
  2. Strictly following rules or conventions, especially in social behavior; seemly:
  3. Out-and-out; thorough:
Extremely or excessively strict in matters of morals and religion
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  1. Extremely or excessively strict in matters of morals and religion
  2. Of or pertaining to the Puritans, or to their doctrines and practice.
  3. Precise in observance of legal or religious requirements; strict; overscrupulous; rigid; "” often used by way of reproach or contempt.
Alternative spelling of straight-laced.
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  1. Alternative spelling of straight-laced.
  2. Narrowly strict or severe in behavior or moral views
  3. Excessively strict in behavior, morality, or opinions.
(Informal) Dull or stodgy; not interesting or stimulating
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  1. (Informal) Dull or stodgy; not interesting or stimulating
  2. Poorly ventilated; having little fresh air; close
  3. Conservative, conventional, old-fashioned, etc.
Of, relating to, or belonging to the period of the reign of Queen Victoria:
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  1. Of, relating to, or belonging to the period of the reign of Queen Victoria:
  2. Being in the highly ornamented, massive style of architecture, decor, and furnishings popular in 19th-century England.
  3. Relating to or displaying the standards or ideals of morality regarded as characteristic of the time of Queen Victoria:
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