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Ah, the pompous and priggish may argue, that he's a role model.
Yes, I get why he might have wanted to kick over the traces and stick two fingers up at the priggish bosses he thought didn't understand him or the success of Top Gear.
Buerk was pompous and priggish when he first entered the jungle but has now lightened up - in every way - and, with the other male contenders a largely unappealing bunch, he looks nailed on at 9-1 to be last surviving man come Sunday, providing he survives that long.
As she prepares to celebrate the opening of an orphanage in the name of her successful husband, her artist son Osvald arrives from Paris, and her old friend, the priggish clergyman Pastor Manders comes to join the celebrations.
Her disinterested husband, priggish son and appalling sister-in-law do nothing to help her make her life meaningful.
It can't help that we have an Education Secretary who appears to be widely reviled and seen as hellbent on a priggish mission to drain every grain of joy and satisfaction from teaching and learning alike.
When John Grigg, Baron Altrincham, wrote that the Queen was "unable to string a few sentences together, her personality that of a priggish schoolgirl captain of the hockey team," he was, honest, kicked down the steps of his club by "an Empire loyalist" and spat at in the street.
On the negative side it is also associated with fatalism, a tendency to disproportionate responses when loyalty is betrayed and a general sense of 'control freakery' that can, in extreme cases, emerge as very authoritarian or possibly priggish.
Warm up for Valentine's Day with Twelfth Night, Shakespeare's romcom about twins in disguise, unexpected relationship turns and a priggish butler who gets served his just desserts.
A priggish, gullible, British fool" - Lord (Conrad) Black, former owner of The Daily Telegraph, takes a swipe at TV's Jeremy Paxman.
That's certainly the case with Jennifer Love Hewitt's protagonist on "The Client List," a single mother in a priggish Texas town, who sidelines as a pleasure-providing masseuse.
The vain Graham and his priggish mother seem destined to get their comeuppance, but Mrs.