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    vocabulary

    I didnt understand the meaning of prig. I have looked it up it in the dictionary. Can you explain, in what sense we can use it in a sentence?

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    Re: vocabulary

    I’m not a teacher.

    Hi Roselin,

    As a start you have to see the following link:

    prig: Definition from Answers.com

    Regards,

    V.

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    Re: vocabulary

    Quote Originally Posted by Roselin View Post
    I didnt understand the meaning of prig. I have looked it up it in the dictionary. Can you explain, in what sense we can use it in a sentence?
    It's come to be used in a mostly disapproving sense.

    XX is such an insufferable prig.He is so smug(full of himself),does everything by the book and makes you feel like a complete idiot at all times.

    I find the way prig is defined in George Eliot's Middlemarch quite useful.
    "[...] a prig is a fellow who is always making you a present of his opinions."

    hope this helps.
    bea

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    Re: vocabulary

    Thank you for your reply : )

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