Extra points if the word implies that the person in question is pious.

  • Do you have a context?
    – simchona
    Jan 8, 2012 at 2:30
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    "Mother" or "girlfriend" will do.
    – MetaEd
    Jan 8, 2012 at 4:39
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    I'm not really sure how you can award extra points.
    – user11550
    Jan 8, 2012 at 6:57
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    Or how about: someone who prefers no non-grammatical English around him/her?
    – GEdgar
    Jan 8, 2012 at 12:43
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    I usually cuss for profane reasons, not religious ones - would your friend find me an acceptable companion? Aug 19, 2012 at 1:12

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"puritanical" or “straight-laced”

“prig” or “prudish” may be taken as pejorative; if that is what you intend. (Although your own term “pious” may work nicely.) - http://thesaurus.com/browse/prudish

Also – “stuffy”, or “prissy”

To someone’s face you might use “moderate”, “reserved”, or even “appropriate”, as I think most people believe appropriate language is simply language with no cussing or off-color remarks, used for large audiences and moderate minds.

Also – sensible, restrained, measured

Or - goody two-shoes! - http://thesaurus.com/browse/goody+two-shoes

Or perhaps “Ned Flanders”...


If I were you, I would use prude, never mind the context.

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    PRUDE: a person who is or claims to be easily shocked by matters relating to sex or nudity. Actually, that is not what I thought of when the OP said cussing
    – GEdgar
    Jan 8, 2012 at 12:45

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