priggishness :

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  • n  exaggerated and arrogant properness

  • So is the Soviet's seductive charm in comparison with his American colleague's priggishness.
  • Both works insistently celebrate high moral courage, Christ on the Mount of Olives to the degree of priggishness relieved by passages of very human despair.
  • Later they meet, there is promise of love's renewal, but circumstances and her lover's priggishness intervene.

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