Definition of Purist

1. Noun. Someone who insists on great precision and correctness (especially in the use of words).

Generic synonyms: Bookworm, Pedant, Scholastic
Derivative terms: Purism



Definition of Purist

1. n. One who aims at excessive purity or nicety, esp. in the choice of language.

Definition of Purist

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to purism ¹

2. Noun. An advocate of purism ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Purist

1. one who practices purism [n -S] : PURISTIC [adj] - See also: purism

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Purist

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Literary usage of Purist

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1. Modern Painters by John Ruskin (1857)
"... TRUE IDEAL : FIRST, purist. ยง 1. HAVING thus glanced at the principal modes in which the imagination works for evil, we must rapidly note also the ..."

2. The Verbalist: A Manual Devoted to Brief Discussions of the Right and the by Alfred Ayres (1881)
"The purist does not use the word pantaloons even, but trousers. Pants are worn by gents who eat lunches and open wine, and trousers are worn by gentlemen ..."

3. The Works of Lucian of Samosata: Complete with Exceptions Specified in the by Henry Watson Fowler, Francis George Fowler (1905)
"purist Ly. Are you the man whose scent is so keen for a blunder, and who is himself blunder-proof ? Pur. I think I may say so. Ly. ..."

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