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prig

noun [C] uk   /prɪɡ/ disapproving us  
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 Spanish pedante, presumido…
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 Chinese (Simplified) 一本正经的人, 自命清高的人…
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