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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishprissypris‧sy /ˈprɪsi/ adjective informal  OFFENDbehaving very correctly and easily shocked by anything rude – used to show disapprovalprissily adverbprissiness noun [uncountable]
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prissyShe always irritated me - she was so prissy.a look of prissy disapprovalStepan Verkhovensky is prissy, frenchified, very feminine though not at all homosexual.To argue would be prissy, he decided.I suppose if Rupert had not been a bear he might have been considered prissy, like Noddy.Art Lux and Vinny Pearson, the newspapers, the party bigwigs, the whole prissy state of Minnesota.
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