Meaning of “puritanical” in the English Dictionary

"puritanical" in British English

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puritanicaladjective

uk /ˌpjʊə.rɪˈtæn.ɪ.kəl/ us /ˌpjʊr.ɪˈtæn.ɪ.kəl/

(Definition of “puritanical” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"puritanical" in American English

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puritanicaladjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˌpjʊr·ɪˈtæn·ɪ·kəl/

having standards of moral behavior that forbid many pleasures:

His coach believes in rules and regulations and has puritanical standards for behavior.

(Definition of “puritanical” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)