Definition of Priggishly

1. Adverb. In a priggish manner. "This professor acts so priggishly--like a moderator with a gavel!"

Partainyms: Priggish



Definition of Priggishly

1. Adverb. In a priggish way. ¹

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Definition of Priggishly

1. [adv]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Priggishly

priestly
priests
prieve
prieved
prieves
prieving
prig
prigged
prigger
priggeries
priggers
priggery
prigging
priggings
priggish
priggishly (current term)
priggishness
priggishnesses
priggism
priggisms
prigs
prile
priles
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prill
prill sulfur
prilled
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prillion

Literary usage of Priggishly

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Sons and Lovers by David Herbert Lawrence (1922)
"Coons were insufferably stupid to Miriam, so he thought they were to himself also, and he preached priggishly to Annie about the fatuity of listening to ..."

2. The American Commonwealth by James Bryce Bryce (1914)
"... the Americans that they are at this moment less priggishly supercilious than the Germans, less restlessly pretentious than the French, ..."

3. The Bookman (1905)
"... always excepting after-dinner anecdote, and his young people, particularly, expound themselves even more priggishly than the immortal Rollo. ..."

4. The Quarterly Review by John Gibson Lockhart, George Walter Prothero, William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Baron Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, Sir William Smith (1901)
"Perhaps there was a feeling that, as Newman in a letter of 1837 rather priggishly puts it, ' she [Jane Austen] has not a ..."

5. Geological Magazine by Henry Woodward (1898)
"labours of past generations of workers, he and his Professors also might be priggishly discoursing with Dr. John Woodward on the exact time of year when the ..."

6. Victorian Prose Masters: Thackeray--Carlyle--George Eliot--Matthew Arnold by William Crary Brownell (1901)
"Mr. Lowell found a modern locution in it, I believe, and Trollope accepted, rather priggishly, Thackeray's assertion that Esmond himself was a bit of a prig ..."

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