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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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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.
NEIL McCANN reckons Dundee's clash with Hibs will be one for the purists because they both play the right way.
Boxing purists might be offended but their noble sport remains one riddled with dubious politics, with enough world champions to stretch the length of Las Vegas Boulevard.
Don't you think this experiment will put off purists?
The movement is often divided into three categories: the largest group are the purists who avoid politics; the second largest group are the activists who get involved in politics; the smallest group are the jihadists who form a small but violent minority.
Newcastle Racecourse's decision to install an allweather track may not have pleased the purists. But the purists probably aren't too bothered about the realities of running a racecourse.
From what is being seen on ramps all over the world now, it appears purists will be very uncomfortable in the near future.
Summary: French linguistic purists have voiced online anger at the loss of one of their favorite accents -- the pointy little "circumflex" hat that sits on top of certain vowels.
FOR purists the news that less than one-in-10 visits to the pub are now solely for the purpose of having a drink may require an immediate 'livener.'.
To better define protein consumers, the NPD report segmented them into three categories: Traditional Protein Purists, Flexible Protein Users and Knowledgeable but Indifferent.
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.