Definition of perfectionism
1a : the doctrine that the perfection of moral character constitutes a person's highest goodb : the theological doctrine that a state of freedom from sin is attainable on earth
2 : a disposition to regard anything short of perfection as unacceptable
perfectionistplay \pər-ˈfek-sh(ə-)nist\ noun or adjective
perfectionisticplay \pər-ˌfek-shə-ˈni-stik\ adjective
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The new Pepper may be motivated less by money than by something else Emerick mentions: McCartney’s perfectionism.
Ishibashi twists adultery, childhood antics, and a mother's perfectionism into a perverse and riotous story line.
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First Known Use of perfectionism
Medical Definition of perfectionism
: a disposition to regard anything short of perfection as unacceptable; especially : the setting of unrealistically demanding goals accompanied by a disposition to regard failure to achieve them as unacceptable and a sign of personal worthlessness
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