perfectionist

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From perfection +‎ -ist.

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • (US) IPA(key): /pɚˈfɛk.ʃənɪzm̩/

Noun[edit]

perfectionist (plural perfectionists)

  1. Someone who is unwilling to settle for anything that is not perfect or does not meet extremely high standards. [from 20th c.]
  2. (philosophy, now rare) Someone who thinks that religious or moral perfection can be attained in this life. [from 17th c.]
  3. (US, historical) One of the Bible Communists or Free-lovers, a small American sect founded by J. H. Noyes (1811-86), which settled at Oneida in 1848, holding that the gospel if accepted secures freedom from sin. [from 19th c.]

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Adjective[edit]

perfectionist (comparative more perfectionist, superlative most perfectionist)

  1. Demanding perfection; being a perfectionist; imposing overly high standards.
    perfectionistic parents
  2. (philosophy) Inclined or related to perfectionism.

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