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per·fec·tion·ism

 (pər-fĕk′shə-nĭz′əm)
n.
1. A propensity for being displeased with anything that is not perfect or does not meet extremely high standards.
2. A belief in certain religions that moral or spiritual perfection can be achieved before the soul has passed into the afterlife.

per·fec′tion·ist adj. & n.
per·fec′tion·is′tic adj.

perfectionist

(pəˈfɛkʃənɪst)
n
1. a person who strives for or demands the highest standards of excellence in work, etc
2. (Philosophy) a person who believes the doctrine of perfectionism
adj
(Philosophy) of or relating to perfectionism
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.perfectionist - a person who is displeased by anything that does not meet very high standards
compulsive - a person with a compulsive disposition; someone who feels compelled to do certain things

perfectionist

noun stickler, purist, formalist, precisionist, precisian the perfectionist's eye for detail
Translations
مُتْقِن، من يَنْشُد الكَمال
puntičkář
perfektionist
maximalista
maîur meî fullkomnunaráráttu
mükemmeliyetçi

perfectionist

[pəˈfekʃənɪst] Nperfeccionista mf

perfectionist

[pərˈfɛkʃənɪst] nperfectionniste m/f

perfectionist

nPerfektionist(in) m(f)

perfectionist

[pəˈfɛkʃənɪst] nperfezionista m/f

perfect

(ˈpəːfikt) adjective
1. without fault or flaw; excellent. a perfect day for a holiday; a perfect rose.
2. exact. a perfect copy.
3. very great; complete. a perfect stranger.
(pəˈfekt) verb
to make perfect. He went to France to perfect his French.
perˈfection (-ʃən) noun
the state of being perfect. Absolute perfection in a dictionary is rare.
perˈfectionist (-ʃə-) noun
a person who is only satisfied if what he is doing is perfect. She's a perfectionist – her work is perfect in every detail.
ˈperfectly adverb
1. without mistakes or flaws. She performed the dance perfectly.
2. very; completely. He was perfectly happy.

perfectionist

a. perfeccionista.

perfectionist

adj & n perfeccionista mf
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