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purism (countable and uncountable, plural purisms)
- An insistence on pure or unmixed forms.
- (uncountable) An insistence on the traditionally correct way of doing things.
- (countable) An example of purist language etc.
insistence on the traditionally correct way
- “purism”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- “purism”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
purism n (uncountable)
declension of purism (singular only)
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