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puritan

noun [C]     /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 .Followers of religious groups
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