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Synonyms for prig

Synonyms for prig

a person regarded as arrogant and annoying

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Mighty Ducks officials have never fully explained Wilson's fall from grace, standing priggishly behind the smoky veil of ``philosophical differences.
After only two years of naval service following graduation, however, he resorted to political influence to achieve an early release from what he priggishly called a |Godless organization' that had subjected him to |drunken tales of moral emptiness'.
Cut to inside Frank and from live action to animation as disgraced white blood cell cop Osmosis Jones (Chris Rock) suspects that the city of Frank is under attack from something rather more serious than the common bug that priggishly superior cold relief capsule Drix (David Hyde Pierce) has been sent to handle.
Felicity's bemused nephew Peter (Colin Firth in the coy gay role) and urbane butler Crestwell (Stephen Fry, bizarrely affecting two different accents) are enlisted to help transform her from maid to newly moneyed personal companion, but between priggishly snobbish Nigel's horror at an upwardly mobile servant, Moxie's outburst at her sister's lies about her childhood, and the arrival of Don Lucas (William Baldwin), Miranda's notorious co-star, full time drunk and former lover looking to patch things up, it's not long before farce comes galloping over the horizon.