Definition of the noun puritan
What does puritan mean as a name of something?
noun - plural:
- puritan: puritans
- Puritan: Puritans
- a member of a group of English Protestants who in the 16th and 17th centuries thought that the Protestant Reformation under Elizabeth was incomplete and advocated the simplification and regulation of forms of worship
- someone who adheres to strict religious principles; someone opposed to sensual pleasures
- a person excessively concerned about propriety and decorum
Alternative definition of the noun puritan
- (often disapproving): a puritanical person
Definition of the adjective puritan
What does puritan mean as an attribute of a noun?
- (often disapproving): acting or behaving according to the Puritan morals (e.g. propagating modesty), especially with regard to pleasure, nudity and sex
- synonym: puritanical
Phrases with Puritan
- Puritan Work Ethic
- Puritan Tiger Beetle
Puritan was the 1885 America's Cup defender.
Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Puritan
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Encyclopedia of Hair (2006)
A Cultural History by Victoria Sherrow
Many Puritan men wore a short hairstyle that led the Cavaliers to nickname them "Roundheads." Members of the Parliamentary Party, which politically opposed the monarchy, were then classified as Roundheads. Most Roundheads were ...
Illustrated Encyclopaedia of World History
It was during that year, according to Fuller's Church History, that the word ' Puritan ' was first applied to ' the opposers of the Hierarchy and Church-Service, as smacking of superstition. But profane mouths quickly improved this nick-name, ...
Encyclopedia of Love in World Religions (2008)
by Yudit Kornberg Greenberg
Amongst Puritans, marriage signified a deep emotional bond between a man and woman. Puritan ministers preached marriage as a “union of souls,” a relationship wherein both partners had a duty to “promote the growth of grace in each other ...
The Popular Encyclopedia of Church History (2013)
The People, Places, and Events That Shaped Christianity by Edward E. Hindson, Daniel R. Mitchell
PURITANISM *F 279 PURITAN ISM The Protestant reform movement within the Anglican Church took place during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The Puritans advocated “purifying” the Church of England of all religious elements of ...
Encyclopedia of Religion in American Politics (1999)
by Jeffrey D. Schultz, John G. West, Iain S. MacLean
Eventually, the Puritan movement splintered into numerous factions, largely over the issue of church government. Some Puritans accepted the existing Anglican system of government by bishops and the monarch. Others sought a more ...
The Spenser Encyclopedia (2003)
by A.C. Hamilton
Both demonstrate thatSpenser's imagery, rhetoric, and fablesare constructed withina moderate puritan framework. Hume concludes that 'clerical worldlinessin “Maye” together withan attack, inthefable, on superfluous ceremonies retainedin the ...
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The Puritan hated bear-baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators. (Thomas Babington Macaulay)
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The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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