Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to the Puritans; scrupulously rigid in morals. Puritanic; Puritanical.

Part of speech: noun

One of a sect of English Protestants ( 1559) who advocated popular rights and opposed ritualism and all laxity of morals.

Part of speech: noun

One of the Pilgrim setlers of New England.

Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "puritan":

  1. An indefinable fear, perhaps owing to her Puritan training and her healthy upbringing, kept her from uttering the words he longed to hear. - "The Man Who Rose Again", Joseph Hocking.
  2. I'm no Puritan, and my people have had a front seat since pretty early in the game, which I'm holding on to, you know. - "Lady Baltimore", Owen Wister.
  3. There it stood:- On Saturday, The Puritan Nun. - "That Fortune", Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009.