Definition of priggishness:
- fastidiousness (part of speech: noun)
It shows up without the smallest priggishness, or the least hint of lecturing or sermonising, that side of the English public school of which we are so proud- the fine, broad standard of a gentleman that the well- bred boy sets up for himself."- "Godfrey Marten, Undergraduate", Charles Turley.
Perhaps it would end in a certain increase of priggishness; but I honestly confess that nowadays our horror of priggishness, and even of seriousness, has grown out of all proportion; the command not to be a prig has almost taken its place in the Decalogue.- "The Upton Letters", Arthur Christopher Benson.
- "A Damaged Reputation", Harold Bindloss.