purism

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From French purisme

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purism (countable and uncountable, plural purisms)

  1. An insistence on pure or unmixed forms.
    1. (linguistics) The desire to use words and forms derived from what is considered the native element in a given language instead of elements considered borrowed or foreign.
  2. (uncountable) An insistence on the traditionally correct way of doing things.
  3. (countable) An example of purist language etc.

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