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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.

perfectionism

(pəˈfɛkʃəˌnɪzəm)
n
1. (Philosophy) philosophy the doctrine that man can attain perfection in this life
2. the demand for the highest standard of excellence

per•fec•tion•ism

(pərˈfɛk ʃəˌnɪz əm)

n.
1. any of various doctrines holding that religious, moral, social, or political perfection is attainable.
2. a personal standard, attitude, or philosophy that demands perfection and rejects anything less.
[1830–40, Amer.]
per•fec′tion•ist, n., adj.

perfectionism

1. the religious or philosophical aspiration to be perfect in moral character.
2. a personality trait manifested by the rejection of personal achievements falling short of perfection, often leading to distress and self-condemnation. — perfectionist, n. — perfectionistic, adj.
See also: Attitudes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.perfectionism - a disposition to feel that anything less than perfect is unacceptable; "his perfectionism seemed excessive to his students"
disposition, temperament - your usual mood; "he has a happy disposition"
Translations
perfektionismi
perfekcionizam
perfeccionismo

perfectionism

[pəˈfekʃənizm] Nperfeccionismo m

perfectionism

[pərˈfɛkʃənɪzəm] nperfectionnisme m

perfectionism

perfectionism

[pəˈfɛkʃəˌnɪzm] nperfezionismo

per·fec·tion·ism

n. perfeccionismo, tendencia al fervor exagerado en la ejecución de actividades sin distinción de importancia entre las mismas.

perfectionism

n perfeccionismo
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