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Meaning of PERFECTIONIST

Pronunciation:  pur'fekshunist

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a person is displeased by anything that does not meet very high standards
 

PERFECTIONIST is a 13 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: compulsive

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Per*fec"tion*ist\, n.
One pretending to perfection; esp., one pretending to moral
perfection; one who believes that persons may and do attain
to moral perfection and sinlessness in this life. --South.

 
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