What is another word for puritanism?

69 synonyms found


[ pjˈʊɹɪtənˌɪzəm], [ pjˈʊɹɪtənˌɪzəm], [ p_j_ˈʊ_ɹ_ɪ_t_ə_n_ˌɪ_z_ə_m]

How to use "Puritanism" in context?

Puritanism is an American word that was first used to describe English settlers in the New World who were trying to live a more strict and religious lifestyle than was traditional in England. The word "puritan" is derived from the Puritans themselves, who were a group of English Protestants who fled England in the 1630s to escape persecution. In general, puritanism is characterised by strict moral codes and rules, as well as a strong emphasis on religious observance. Puritans were very critical of what they saw as the sinful and decadent lifestyle of the wealthy and educated classes in England.

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