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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.
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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
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purist

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

purist

[ˈpjʊərɪst] Npurista mf
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purist

[ˈpjʊərɪst] npuriste mf
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purist

nPurist(in) m(f)
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purist

[ˈpjʊərɪst] npurista m/f
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It is a puristically clear ring with fiery radiance of precious rarity symbolising for all times to come the person and the moment, when it was given.
The reader pursuing, say, Turgenev's Fathers and Children (as it is here correctly, if puristically, called) has to consult several chapters.
Researchers also disagree as to whether a standard form of ST exists, and puristically inclined native speakers are known to deny even the existence of ST and/or skew their pronunciation in the direction of LT when questioned about Tamil.