purist

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noun pur·ist \ˈpyu̇r-ist\

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

puristic

play \pyu̇-ˈris-tik\ adjective

puristically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of purist in a sentence

  1. a purist who only drinks European wines

Circa 1706

First Known Use of purist

circa 1706


PURIST Defined for English Language Learners

purist

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noun pur·ist \ˈpyu̇r-ist\

Definition of purist for English Language Learners

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


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