Synonym of priggish

Alternative for priggish

'prɪgɪʃ

adj.

exaggeratedly proper

Adjective

Like a prig
self-righteous narrow-minded prim prudish puritanical smug starchy stuffy goody-goody holier-than-thou moralistic sanctimonious sententious stiff strait-laced tight-laced censorious narrow old-maidish Pecksniffian pedantic Pharisaic prissy schoolmarmish schoolmistressy Victorian complacent Grundyish hypocritical pompous self-satisfied vain proper formal pietistic pious rigid niminy-piminy conventional governessy square straitlaced prim and proper genteel mimsy straightlaced bluenosed preachy uptight strict nice-nelly moralizing unctuous pi superior conservative austere fuddy-duddy stick-in-the-mud nice moralising demure puritan severe staid canting bigoted old-fashioned overnice stilted fastidious Pharisaical artificial ceremonious punctilious precise correct decorous snobbish straight of the old school self-important unco guid shockable religiose mealy-mouthed Tartuffian old-maid pretentious affected sober didactic overmodest fogeyish judgmental particular egotistical stern homiletical homiletic sermonic scrupulous reserved sedate supercilious finicky fussy moral pontifical rigorous haughty precious mannered po-faced important arrogant choosy square-toed too good to be true meticulous nit-picking goody-two-shoes stiff-necked overscrupulous pharisaic ascetic hoity-toity noble forbidding fanatical disapproving squeaky-clean stodgy squeamish judgemental preachifying ponderous hair-shirt spartan high-hat pietistical simon-pure starched solemn overexact simpering mincing offish illiberal abstemious conforming abstinent pointed straight-laced god-fearing virtuous PC forced unnatural laboured politically correct goody two-shoes dogmatic sermonizing strained churchy icy frigid unrelaxed epicene sermonising pharisaical insincere labored blue-nose polite cleanly good dapper upright stickling ceremonial spic-and-span spruce wooden dignified false deceiving namby-pamby careful respectable picky inflexible uncompromising exact methodical impersonal to keep up appearances deadly musty conformist exacting conscientious discriminating persnickety humourless fusty mathematical stringent old-fogeyish sticklerish fixed tough choosey scientific nit-picky foetid hot bloated warm fetid smoky humorless smelly magisterial puffy as dry as dust conceited proud vainglorious egoistic egotistic overweening egoistical bigheaded prideful assured biggity biggety swellheaded consequential wisenheimer hotshot stuck-up puffed up pleased with oneself self-contented full of yourself self-approving well pleased proud of oneself self-conceited puffed-up self-congratulatory self-assured self-opinionated stuck on oneself stately courtly seemly distinguished imposing august traditional official portly civil courteous imperial orthodox regal majestic couth refined imperious serious just so ornate elaborate ritualistic portentous reverential momentous deferential ritual deliberate measured grandiose slow-moving lofty decent diligent thorough painstaking exalted accurate attentive ultra-careful studious grand venerable lordly kingly right standard suitable befitting fitting unbending religious detailed perfectionist honourable eminent highbrow composed gracious impressive honorable fit approved mannerly civilized accepted well-mannered unsympathetic aloof hair-splitting finical pernickety nitpicking demanding apt appropriate usual customary sombre respected highfalutin' magnificent great aristocratic somber distingué grave nifty remote unfriendly detached diplomatic kosher OK withdrawn unsocial undemonstrative restrained unapproachable uncommunicative reticent taciturn antisocial unforthcoming unresponsive laborious acceptable becoming de rigueur civilised okay done self-respecting overconscientious heedful assiduous conscionable observant punctual formalistic straight arrow keeping people at arm's length by the numbers stand-offish comme il faut right stuff right on good eye

Adjective

Shy and fond of being on one's own
demure modest bashful coy retiring shy diffident reserved unassuming reticent decorous meek prim mild prissy proper prudish quiet timid decent ladylike respectable sedate seemly shrinking sober staid strait-laced timorous chaste innocent maidenly pure virginal virtuous backward coquettish down-to-earth goody-goody humble introverted kittenish lowly old-maidish puritanical recessive self-effacing sheepish starchy straight unpretentious withdrawn affected niminy-piminy retired square uptight blushing close earnest nice serious silent skittish solemn unassertive unassured prim and proper restrained unobtrusive gentle cool vestal undefiled peaceful reclusive immaculate subdued self-restrained unsullied virgin uncommunicative secretive moral placid serene conventional inhibited undemonstrative solitary standoffish mousy uncorrupted unostentatious soft-spoken clean simple unsociable fearful unpresuming taciturn formal distant aloof cold self-contained cautious collected sinless close-mouthed self-conscious insecure offish wholesome media-shy nervous unconfident apprehensive unblemished plain hesitant discreet constrained unforthcoming composed soft polite G-rated unapproachable private eremitic aw-shucks docile embarrassed introvert celibate unaffected deferential refined uncompanionable abstinent lamblike incorrupt controlled intact unambitious withdrawing pure as the driven snow shamefaced detached maiden unboastful frigid unresponsive rabbity unwed peaceable misanthropic icy ceremonious noncommittal spotless stand-offish self-denying unmarried temperate reverent uncontaminated mim good elegant angelic faint-hearted inconspicuous submissive unpretending ordinary reluctant overmodest resigned becoming befitting low-key calm genteel inward-looking yielding fit dignified compliant fitting remote tentative wary suitable abashed unfriendly acquiescent forbearing closemouthed gentlemanly guarded laconic cowed self-controlled mannerly chary hermitic untainted tender pleasant upright right snobbish affable thoughtful tame manageable compassionate nongregarious guiltless pacific respectful moderate caring tight-lipped obliging stainless conforming done comely courteous lenient benevolent benign continent meet de rigueur well-mannered sympathetic austere in good taste softhearted untarnished mellow neat intemerate monogamous inexperienced impotent warmhearted gracious harmless free of sin squeaky clean unoffensive good-natured comme il faut tender-hearted mild-mannered non-confrontational arch flirtatious simpering genuine natural evasive artless ingenuous severe girlish delicate doubtful unsure introspective unaggressive apologetic low-profile unnoticeable independent honourable honorable orthodox unstained platonic antisocial isolated prudent self-doubting uncertain indrawn weak-kneed trembling quaking cowering unsocial ungregarious insular ashamed socially inhibited hermit-like hermitical contemplative self-absorbed self-interested pensive obsequious servile dubious suspicious flinching distrustful blenching unpoised subtle understated toned-down repressed low-keyed muted unflashy unrevealing eremetic easily frightened lacking courage casual unconcerned aseptic disinterested incurious retreated recluse uncurious uninterested indifferent egoless obedient unprotesting spineless unresisting spiritless ruminative meditative reflective inner-directed self-centred in line keeping a low profile reverential subservient by the numbers by the book free from vanity hiding one's light under a bushel self-deprecating ill at ease patient self-centered wimpish mousey yellow scary fearsome gutless yellow-bellied tremulous chicken sissy trepidatious fainthearted biddable resistless supplicatory seclusive secret non-communicative self-sufficient anchoritic eremitical all alone tractable sycophantic long-suffering nunlike unaffable unexpansive faint recreant cowardly poor-spirited afraid frightened scared shuddering conservative impeccable unimposing flawless not forward doubting inelaborate unextravagant righteous verecund recoiling blushful kind poor homely faithful pristine impeccant easily embarrassed faultless blameless small unadorned holy irreproachable white perfect uncorrupt unexcessive unembroidered economical unornamented token honest cleanhanded inculpable genial considerate amiable clean-living free from sin exemplary agreeable pleasing sackless unoffending chilly dumb unemotional tranquil pabulum Milquetoast tolerant nothing orderly wishy-washy zero longanimous passive lily-white understanding easygoing merciful congenial kindly likeable humane sociable bland goodhearted motherly fatherly loving sweet-tempered laid back good-humored sisterly dovelike tenderhearted lovable maternal brotherly cheerful likable large-hearted good-humoured kind-hearted friendly amicable dove-like forgiving kindhearted paternal Olympian free of not guilty whiter than white squeaky-clean as pure as the driven snow unruffled easy imperturbable unflappable sensitive steady complaisant serious-minded grave correct unshaken unperturbed together recollected untroubled self-composed level possessed coolheaded undisturbed stiff limpid equal unworried self-possessed stuffy smooth stick-in-the-mud boring soft-hearted appropriate sombre deliberate dispassionate stately somber cold sober tasteful tactful cool as cucumber courtly civilized polished couth well behaved well-behaved well mannered well bred seasonable ceremonial civilised au fait frosty impersonal cold-eyed unbending asocial mum mom dry unclubbable unsympathetic standoff cold-blooded haughty unwelcoming mute passionless unfeeling buttoned-up apathetic speechless clammed up emotionless glacial chill impassive wooden phlegmatic tongue-tied forbidding uncordial close-lipped stolid inhospitable gelid unexpressive hostile untalkative buttoned up disdainful clammy antiseptic brittle hard-eyed stony careful supercilious affectless uncongenial unenthusiastic tightlipped sententious incommunicable incommunicative wintry poker-faced wintery lukewarm coldish stoical frozen arctic stilted sparing uncommunicable laid-back unneighbourly stoic impassible numb cagey uninvolved hushed wordless circumspect unmoved curt brooding uppity dark callous inarticulate unspeaking unneighborly tight-mouthed cool, calm and collected judicious unexcitable stern rigid heartless on the QT matter-of-fact reasonable zipped uneasy voiceless dour clamlike measured at a loss for words unamicable clinical pompous offhand contained sensible politic dried-up uncivil offended impertinent procacious annoyed impudent insolent level-headed antagonistic nonchalant alert heedful hush-hush unpassioned abstract rational gingerly safe hard-hearted deadpan watchful vigilant mumchance attentive calculating flat cold-hearted balanced dummied up disciplined abstracted in check unimpassioned preoccupied mannered not talkative cold as ice businesslike strained lost for words awkward cloistered unloving unsentimental diplomatic enigmatic snooty cynical proud unwilling deep under control still uncomfortable off disagreeable secluded unkind unpleasant ungracious ascetic rude thick-skinned hard-boiled stuck up insensible dried up fogeyish putting on airs leery arrogant jaundiced lone inimical stuck-up old-fashioned equable removed insouciant negative neutral inapproachable discourteous spacey dumbstruck of few words dumbfounded inaccessible expressionless toneless hollow dead blank vacant uncharitable hateful narrow-minded insensitive objective bottled up hardened grouchy strict starched spaced-out playing one's cards close to one's chest pococurante impartial keeping people at arm's length out of it discriminating observant precautious nowhere immovable nonemotional fuddy-duddy with reservations even warm nonvocal struck dumb on the lookout with eyes peeled of the old school levelheaded soundless saying nothing not saying boo unable to get a word out stony-eyed bereft of speech not given to excesses stiff-necked unextreme avoidant unaffectionate unamiable unnatural forced costive sullen frustrated tamed restricted limited brusque superior contrived laboured artificial ungenial mopey mopish camera-shy insociable scowling punctilious sequestered half-hearted tepid hung up steely flinty unhappy depressing mean-looking stodgy ungainly alienated put on airs unconversational unsmiling low-pitched low muffled hushful short outside repellent lifeless hard fierce discouraging off-putting hermitlike unenthused labored monastic exact precise cool-headed hard-headed not forthcoming complacent perfunctory cold-shoulder contemptuous withering unagitated inflexible uninquiring zipped one's lips have tight chops unimpressionable unfazed inscrutable secluse hermetic hardhearted official bureaucratic inhuman stony-hearted disinclined loath hesitating wavering indisposed unprejudiced uncommitted unbiased cryptic wise strategic obdurate inexpressive listless coldhearted marble uncompassionate blah unwilling to mix with other people sceptical wouldn't say boo to a goose pokerfaced featureless colorless soulless gray colourless grey uncolored depersonalised faceless candid depersonalized nondiscriminatory anonymous monolithic undercover backstairs covert sly furtive feline mysterious intelligent judgmatical judgmatic discerning stable regular silentious unheard unimpressible insusceptible buttoning up clamming up hidden mum's the word tight chops zipping one's lips buttoning one's lip malevolent shut away straight arrow shocked sagacious softly-softly kid-glove straight-faced indurated inexcitable averse astounded under wraps inobtrusive nonaggressive corked up in charge chilled on a leash in control of yourself closed up in private in chambers in privacy pessimistic inhumane aghast dazed thunderstruck amazed awake civil worldly-wise considered not excessive compromising lonely alone strictly business cold turkey dependable settled reliable in the background in the dark sober-minded even-tempered sobersided gobsmacked flabbergasted selfish sarcastic hating egoistic sardonic egotistical misanthropical companionless shell-shocked along for the ride going with the flow rolling with the punches on lookout having foresight not rash dumbstricken obmutescent playing your cards close to your chest mature anxious troubled friendless skeptical unaccompanied knocked for six astonished aphonic hit for six like a clam poised responsible sound carefree secure restless tense discomposed edgy unsettled blithe surly sour lonesome full of common sense well balanced calculable unswerving having both feet on the ground medium comfortable checked regulated constant curbed relaxed perturbed unrelaxed bothered nervy jittery antsy mindful provident aware special one-off sole unique singular one only deadly musty conformist aggressive ill-natured suspecting scrupulous shrewd forethoughtful unquiet discomforted disquieted discomfited devil-may-care happy-go-lucky humourless fusty by itself quarrelsome unanxious old-fogeyish nasty keeping a weather eye on all ears walking on egg shells thinking twice keeping on one's toes handling with kid gloves on your guard belt-and-braces watching one's step watching out walking on eggs on your toes taking it slow playing safe hedging one's bets on the qui vive on guard on the watch with one's eyes peeled narrow magisterial fetid straitlaced important self-important hot bloated humorless puffy foetid Victorian smug smoky smelly careless lighthearted slaphappy gay lightsome oblivious debonair antipathetic menacing adversary obnoxious mortal impolite adversarial unmannerly unattended forsaken sui generis out-of-the-way particular deserted lacking social skills by oneself on edge stag separate lorn on its own lofty nonplussed cross ill-disposed against conflicting opposite estranged malicious disaffected malignant spiteful competitive unpromising contrary warlike vengeful acrimonious opposed censorious combative grudging gruff unbothered not bothered forgetful feckless inattentive lackadaisical blind supine deaf without a care in the world at ease not giving a toss heedless negligent undaunted non-committal on ice as dry as dust cold fish lone wolf vague not on speaking terms overcareful canny overcautious

Adjective

Bigoted, intolerant, or prejudiced
narrow-minded illiberal intolerant provincial insular parochial petty small-minded conservative reactionary narrow prejudiced biased bigoted short-sighted conventional hidebound blinkered close-minded localist petty-minded small-town ultra-conservative diehard dyed-in-the-wool inward-looking myopic sectarian strait-laced dogmatic entrenched inflexible limited partisan restricted rigid discriminatory moralistic prim prudish puritanical starchy stuffy blimpish chauvinist chauvinistic Lilliputian little nationalistic opinionated parish-pump picayune prissy racialist racist sexist shockable small claustral jerkwater closed-minded pigheaded unenlarged puritan obdurate borné inexorable partial local sectional regional one-sided confined fanatical set xenophobic jaundiced selfish uncharitable unfair uncompromising mean localized ungenerous unsophisticated localised unimaginative parti pris unadventurous factional contained district exclusive town civic parish geographical divisional bounded territorial vernacular neighborhood warped grudging unjust fundamentalist neighbourhood doctrinaire stingy anti-gay homophobic anti-Semitic heterosexist individualistic circumscribed distorted extreme introverted shallow hick constricted lopsided one-eyed short-term improvident closed suburban twisted contracted secluded sequestered separated clannish cliquish uninformed self-centred set in one's ways schismatic shabby spiteful upcountry corn-fed jingoistic obstinate extremist fanatic denominational homespun rude unpolished outmoded pastoral bucolic simple homegrown unfashionable cheap self-centered slanted mean-minded lacking foresight delimited particular specific contemptible malicious mean-spirited resentful vindictive inequitable religious sceptical nonconforming skeptical dissident nonconformist splinter constrained non-objective loaded weighted unobjective influenced coloured unsympathetic ageist disablist conditioned unforgiving dictatorial separate divided prepossessed classist fattist inclined blind presupposing predisposed intransigent leaning colored preconceived personal private special group individual irritable unwilling outraged short-fuse antipathetic indignant unindulgent snappy irate averse upset worked-up waspish contemptuous unforbearing hateful fractious disdainful tilted separatist national party class racial traditional orthodox unprogressive ultraconservative brassbound paleoconservative standpat traditionalistic unenlightened authoritarian tight sordid archconservative mossbacked strict despotic undemocratic parsimonious miserly alt-right anti-democratic oppressive repressive tightfisted totalitarian party political close-fisted draconian fascist tyrannical proscriptive greedy antiliberal penny-pinching intractable legendary old-school old-fashioned old-line buttoned-down button-down die-hard set in your ways hard-line set in one's opinions fixed in one's views

Adjective

Characterized by exaggerated or affected politeness, refinement, or respectability
genteel polite refined respectable cultured courteous cultivated decorous elegant mannerly polished proper correct seemly civil courtly gentlemanly sophisticated civilised civilized gracious ladylike stylish urbane well-bred accomplished affected befitting couth decent dignified formal nice distingué posh punctilious well bred well mannered well-mannered artificial chivalrous condescending confined de rigueur discreet fashionable graceful hollow intolerant la-di-da ostentatious patronising patronizing pompous precious pretentious prim prissy prudish snobbish snooty straitlaced stuffy well-behaved becoming fit right modest conventional suitable demure fitting honourable orthodox virtuous sedate honorable done conforming moral puritanical comely straight meet in line strait-laced by the book comme il faut by the numbers respectful gallant considerate suave obliging affable diplomatic gentle cordial appropriate tactful ceremonious kind well behaved accommodating charming thoughtful debonair genial accepted pleasant complaisant noble tasteful friendly presentable good apt classy politic traditional well brought up stately reputable hospitable distinguished smart aristocratic benevolent attentive deferential charitable apposite amiable standard staid august unctuous good-mannered pleasing approved sociable acceptable in good taste stiff pukka congenial well brought-up smooth ceremonial starchy amicable bland stiff-necked stilted well-spoken well spoken womanly gentlemanlike educated finished wellmannered cavalier impeccable reserved mannered majestic fine handsome developed restrained seasonable prudent kindly usual customary highbred flattering preux adulatory complimentary lofty high-bred imposing studied conciliatory mild amenable good-natured neighborly obsequious poised solicitous sympathetic concerned neighbourly au fait kosher OK okay careful warm-hearted beneficent indulgent benign kind-hearted magnanimous tip-top top-notch suited right stuff well-respected well-placed superior high-class upper-class congruous timely compatible consistent consonant done thing understanding easy giving good-hearted approachable big-hearted loving tender forthcoming bonhomous soft-spoken persuasive glib slick honest upright the done thing smarmy ingratiating together cool admirable worthy facile svelte collected composed unruffled silky possessed respected trustworthy coolheaded clean-living equable oily royal neat venerable estimable spruce above board tidy self-possessed self-composed moderate redoubtable sublime well-thought-of mediocre ordinary redoubted creditable of good repute smooth-tongued silver-tongued conservative bourgeois media-savvy conformist highly regarded traditionalist narrow-minded suburban parochial square stodgy Pooterish doctrinal strict Biedermeier dogmatic old-fashioned button-down straight-laced stick-in-the-mud small-town bien pensant fuddy-duddy of the old school

Antonym of priggish

priggish Idiom, Proverb

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