perfectionist

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Etymology[edit]

perfection +‎ -ist

Noun[edit]

perfectionist (plural perfectionists)

  1. One who is unwilling to settle for anything that is not perfect or does not meet extremely high standards.
  2. (philosophy) One who thinks that moral perfection can be attained in this life.
  3. (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.

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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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