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Meaning of PURIST

Pronunciation:  'pyûureest

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  someone who insists on great precision and correctness (especially in the use of words)
 

PURIST is a 6 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: bookworm, pedant, scholastic

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pur"ist\, n. [Cf. F. puriste.]
1. One who aims at excessive purity or nicety, esp. in the
   choice of language.

         He [Fox] . . . purified vocabulary with a
         scrupulosity unknown to any purist.   --Macaulay.

2. One who maintains that the New Testament was written in
   pure Greek. --M. Stuart.

 

 

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