Definition of puritanical:
prim, twee, squared-toe, pious, straight-laced, Puritan, niminy-piminy, prudish, Victorian, godly, tight-laced, religious, prissy, prim and proper, proper, puritanic, nice-nelly, nice, blue, observant, orthodox, nonindulgent, devout, plain, square-toed, stuffy, spiritual, bluenosed, genteel, squeamish, straightlaced, old-maidish, holy, straitlaced, mincing, overnice, priggish, dainty.
severe (part of speech: adjective)
He may have been lazy from a Puritanical stand- point, and he may also have hunted on the twenty- seventh Sunday after Easter; but still was it not right that he should have received a dollar or two per county for the United States?- "Comic History of the United States", Bill Nye.
- "Father Payne", Arthur Christopher Benson.
The long Shaker cloak gave a demure and Puritanical effect to her figure as her head disappeared beneath the hood, an effect of outline merely, for the richness of its crimson hue suggested other associations.- "The Mayor of Warwick", Herbert M. Hopkins.