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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
References in periodicals archive ?
Oxford Dictionaries: A perfectionist is a person who refuses to accept any standard short of perfection.
Behind every Perfectionist is a secret, a lie and a needed alibi," the description reads.
Look out for perfectionist tendencies such as thinking in extremes (e.
Look out for perfectionist tendencies such as thinking in extremes (eg anything less than 100% is a failure) and catastrophising (eg If I make a mistake I'll never get over the embarrassment).
Do we really need to treat social anxiety and panic disorder, and a subclinical eating disorder, or can we say, 'This person is a perfectionist --let us treat that and see if we can remit all those disorders.
You're such a perfectionist," we say to the party host who places a lime wedge on the rim of everyone's expertly chilled glass.
He is a perfectionist and so everyone wants to be like him," Lovren said "You want to give perfection during training and give 100 per cent on the pitch.
Multiple regression analysis revealed that perfectionist strivings had a positive correlation with active coping and a negative correlation with threat appraisals, avoidant coping, and burnout.
However, if evidence did not support this solution for both groups or if construct equivalence was not demonstrated, it would contest the applicability of the previously identified adaptive perfectionist, maladaptive perfectionist, and nonperfectionist profiles to Chinese individuals.
But he said he soon recognised the Dutchman's strengths and hailed the Manchester United boss as a perfectionist.
com) AG A E-DEFIERS USING the same principles as the brand's popular Perfectionist firming serum, Estee Lauder Perfectionist Youth-Infusing Makeup is oil-free, but the silky liquid still feels really hydrating, so it suits dry skin in particular.
com) AGE-DEFIERS USING the same principles as the brand's popular Perfectionist firming serum, Estee Lauder Perfectionist Youth-Infusing Makeup is oil-free, but the silky liquid still feels really hydrating, so it suits dry skin in particular.