Definition of prissiness in English:



  • See prissy

    • ‘Lyndhurst is ideally cast in the title role, a slightly malevolent character in the background, acidic of tongue and a picture of prissiness.’
    • ‘This and adjacent forms of speech do not, however, go with any narrow prissiness.’
    • ‘The complete lack of prissiness, pretentiousness and pomp among the Knights ensures that they themselves would never broadcast such an opinion, but there is a growing weight to it.’
    • ‘Keep them away from me, their prissiness is getting to my brain.’
    • ‘He retained mahua liquor and tribal sensuality, but brought in the prissiness of the urban middleclass, plus his own reticence.’