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prig

noun [C] uk   us   /prɪɡ/ disapproving
a person who obeys the rules of correct behaviour and considers himself or herself to be morally better than other people
Translations of “prig”
in Vietnamese người hợm mình…
in Spanish pedante, presumido…
in Thai คนอวดดี…
in Malaysian sombong dan kolot…
in French poseur/-euse…
in German der/die selbstgefällige Pedant(in)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 一本正經的人, 自命清高的人…
in Indonesian orang sombong…
in Chinese (Simplified) 一本正经的人, 自命清高的人…
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