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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: puritan(0.00869 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to puritan.
English → English (WordNet)
n 1: adheres to strict religious principles; opposed to sensual
2: a person excessively concerned about propriety and decorum
adj : morally rigorous and strict; “blue laws”; “the puritan work
ethic”; “puritanic distaste for alcohol”; “she was
anything but puritanical in her behavior” [syn: blue(a),
English → English (gcide)
Puritan \Pu"ri*tan\, a.
Of or pertaining to the Puritans; resembling, or
characteristic of, the Puritans.
Puritan \Pu"ri*tan\, n. [From Purity.]
1. (Eccl. Hist.) One who, in the time of Queen Elizabeth and
the first two Stuarts, opposed traditional and formal
usages, and advocated simpler forms of faith and worship
than those established by law; -- originally, a term of
reproach. The Puritans formed the bulk of the early
population of New England.
Note: The Puritans were afterward distinguished as Political
Puritans, Doctrinal Puritans, and Puritans in
2. One who is scrupulous and strict in his religious life; --
often used reproachfully or in contempt; one who has
She would make a puritan of the devil. --Shak.