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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpuritanicalpu‧ri‧tan‧i‧cal /ˌpjʊərəˈtænɪkəl◂ $ ˌpjʊr-/ adjective  STRICTvery strict about moral matters, especially sex – used to show disapproval a puritanical father who wouldn’t let his children watch television The atmosphere at the school was oppressively puritanical.
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puritanicalIt was perhaps no wonder that he reacted against the spartan, puritanical environment of Potsdam.This puritanical, megalithic masonry was the chosen style of Muhammed bin Tughluk.They figure this was a puritanical overreaction to a handful of innocent pictures and claim it raises the chilling specter of censorship.LaLanne had added a new dimension to the diet gurus' puritanical quest for spiritual salvation through the body: exercise.He became more puritanical, searching my room and handbag regularly.The attitude many people have toward abortion is part of what Moore calls a puritanical streak in the United States.Americans tend to be more puritanical than Europeans.If anything, pentecostals are generally viewed as being more puritanical than other women, not more promiscuous.Money is the root of all evil, dictates the puritanical thought of the Old Age.
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