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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpuritanismpu‧ri‧tan‧is‧m /ˈpjʊərətənɪzəm $ ˈpjʊr-/ noun [uncountable]  STRICTstrict religious and moral attitudes – used to show disapproval a harsh and repressive sexual puritanism
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puritanismIt was in no sense a revival of the political dissent symbolised by Cromwellian puritanism.There was, as we have said before, no final triumph for puritanism.The disapproving proscriptions of puritanism could not have squeezed all impropriety from the area.For those raised in the prudery of puritanism or the celibacy-conscious preoccupations of Catholicism this ran against the grain.She saw it as one of the major manifestations of eighteenth-century philanthropic puritanism.That was a false and sanctimonious puritanism, such as had dogged the Inquisitor's own youth.Clement combined his highly positive evaluation of culture with a severe puritanism towards any concessions to polytheistic myth and cult.The feeling is that they should be replaced by buildings constructed according to the canons of Wahhabi puritanism.
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