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pur·ist

 (pyo͝or′ĭst)
n.
One who practices or urges strict correctness, especially in the use of words.

pu·ris′tic (pyo͝o-rĭs′tĭk) adj.
pu·ris′ti·cal·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.purist - someone who insists on great precision and correctness (especially in the use of words)
bookworm, pedant, scholastic - a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit

purist

noun stickler, traditionalist, perfectionist, classicist, pedant, formalist, literalist Purists say the language is under threat.
Translations

purist

[ˈpjʊərɪst] Npurista mf

purist

[ˈpjʊərɪst] npuriste mf

purist

nPurist(in) m(f)

purist

[ˈpjʊərɪst] npurista m/f
References in classic literature ?
As Ruth was wearing her hat and making for the door, and as she always left at this hour, a purist might have considered the question superfluous; but M.
To prove this point, Lauziere looks at the two strands of Salafism which are present in the intellectual debate today, namely 'Modernist Salafism' and 'Purist Salafism.' The former was used as part of the reconciliation of religious orientation along modern lines.
"The Making of Salafism: Islamic Reform in the Twentieth Century" by Henri Lauziere (Assistant Professor of History at Northwestern University) holds that the concept of Salafism is a recent phenomenon projected back onto the past, and sees its purist evolution as a direct result of decolonization.
Purist beer drinkers don't need trivia like food to draw them in for a drink
Far from being a 'purist' racing game, The Crew sees you pitting your driving skills against an underground street racing gang in Detroit.
People who cannot differentiate between purist Salafis and jihadist Salafis; who cannot see the potential of purists to be converted into jihadists; and who could not realize the danger until the takeover of Mosul are now trying to address issues like the strategies, logistics and tribal relations of ISIL.
France is known for its strong purist tradition with regards to language, with many purists raising concerns that contact with English can lead to both lexical and syntactic borrowing, but despite these concerns, academia has paid little attention to the question of syntactic borrowing in contemporary metropolitan French until this study by McLaughlin (French, U.
Above all, it was the Bradley Playhouse cast that won over the audience, this "Producers" purist included, by having fun with the material.
We are not good enough to just play purist football and not worry about the other side of the game.
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The term Sprachschutzer has been coined to refer to such people, a term which includes the more precise denotation of 'purist'.