Having the outward appearance but lacking in substance:
The definition of prim is a proper, precise and formal person.
The definition of prissy is someone fussy and overly proper, or clothing with a lot of fancy elements.
Characterized by appropriateness or suitability; fitting:
Like or characteristic of a prude; too modest or proper
Rigorous in religious observance; marked by stern morality.
Not moving or flexing:
Excessively formal, constrained, or awkward; not easy, natural, or graceful
Not loose or vague; exact or precise:
(Now Rare) Old-fashioned; conservative
Showing, variously, the middle-class respectability, prudery, bigotry, etc. generally attributed to Victorian England
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