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puritan

noun [C] uk   /ˈpjʊə.rɪ.tən/ us    /ˈpjʊr.ɪ.t̬ən/
someone who believes that it is important to work hard and control yourself, and that pleasure is wrong or unnecessary: Despite his apparent liberal views, he's really something of a puritan/he has a puritan streak.
Translations of “puritan”
in Spanish puritano…
in French puritain/-aine…
in German der/die Puritaner(in)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 清教徒式的人, 禁欲者, 生活嚴謹的人…
in Chinese (Simplified) 清教徒式的人, 禁欲者, 道学先生…
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