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pur·ism

 (pyo͝or′ĭz′əm)
n.
1. Strict observance of or insistence on traditional correctness, especially of language: "By purism is to be understood a needless and irritating insistence on purity or correctness of speech" (H.W. Fowler).
2. An example of purism.
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purism

(ˈpjʊəˌrɪzəm)
n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) insistence on traditional canons of correctness of form or purity of style or content, esp in language, art, or music
ˈpurist adj, n
puˈristic, puˈristical adj
puˈristically adv
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pur•ism

(ˈpyʊər ɪz əm)

n.
1. strict observance of or insistence on purity or correctness in language, style, etc.
2. an instance of this.
[1795–1805]
pur′ist, n.
pu•ris′tic, adj.
pu•ris′ti•cal•ly, adv.
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purism

In literature and art. strict adherence to particular concepts, rules, or ideals of form, style, etc., either as formulated by the artist or as dictated by a school with which the artist is allied. See also art; criticism; language. — purist, n., adj.
See also: Representation
in criticism, rigid or strict evaluation of a work of art or literature in terms of a code of standards of the critic or of a school of style or criticism related to or distinct from the critic, artist, or writer. See also art; language; literature. — purist, n., adj.
See also: Criticism
strict adherence to particular concepts, rules, or ideals of form, style, etc., either as formulated by the artist or as dictated by a school with which the artist is allied, See also art; criticism; language. — purist, n., adj.
See also: Literature
strict adherence to particular concepts, rules, or ideals of form, style, etc., either as formulated by the artist or as dictated by a school with which the artist is allied. See also criticism; language. — purist, n., adj.
See also: Art
the policy or attempt to purify language and to make it conform to the rigors of pronunciation, usage, grammar, etc. that have been arbitrarily set forth by a certain group. Also called prescriptivism. See also art; criticism; literature; representation. — purist, n.,adj.
See also: Language
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.purism - scrupulous or exaggerated insistence on purity or correctness (especially in language); "linguistic purisms"
insistence, insisting - continual and persistent demands
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purism

[ˈpjʊərɪzəm] Npurismo m
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purism

nPurismus m
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