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purist

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noun pur·ist \ˈpyu̇r-ist\

Simple Definition of purist

  • : a person who has very strong ideas about what is correct or acceptable and who usually opposes changes to traditional methods and practices

Full Definition of purist

  1. :  a person who adheres strictly and often excessively to a tradition; especially :  one preoccupied with the purity of a language and its protection from the use of foreign or altered forms

pu·ris·tic play \pyu̇-ˈris-tik\ adjective
pu·ris·ti·cal·ly play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of purist

  1. a purist who only drinks European wines



Circa 1706

First Known Use of purist

circa 1706


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