Definition of Purism

1. Noun. Scrupulous or exaggerated insistence on purity or correctness (especially in language). "Linguistic purisms"

Generic synonyms: Insistence, Insisting
Derivative terms: Purist



Definition of Purism

1. n. Rigid purity; the quality of being affectedly pure or nice, especially in the choice of language; over-solicitude as to purity.

Definition of Purism

1. Noun. An insistence on the traditionally correct way of doing things, especially of language ¹

2. Noun. An example of purist language etc ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Purism

1. strict adherence to traditional correctness [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Purism

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purism (current term)
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Literary usage of Purism

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1. Art Studies: the "old Masters" of Italy: Painting by James Jackson Jarves (1861)
"Both began in purism, and ended in fetichism. The former was largely under the influence of the latter, each ruled by theology, and although to the general ..."

2. English Prose (1137-1890) by John Matthews Manly (1909)
"not the correctness or purism of the mere scholar, but a security against the otiose, a jealous exclusion of what does not really tell towards the pursuit ..."

3. Practical Rhetoric by John Duncan Quackenbos (1896)
"purism AND PEDANTRY. — MALAPROPS. He who studies a language without caring to know where it comes from, and what are the laws that rule the formation of its ..."

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