Synonyms for puritan


1. Puritan, Protestant
usage: a member of a group of English Protestants who in the 16th and 17th centuries thought that the Protestant Reformation under Elizabeth was incomplete and advocated the simplification and regulation of forms of worship
2. puritan, abstainer, ascetic
usage: someone who adheres to strict religious principles; someone opposed to sensual pleasures
3. prude, puritan, unpleasant person, disagreeable person
usage: a person excessively concerned about propriety and decorum
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