Purist
Purist Pur"ist, n. [Cf. F. puriste.] 1. One who aims at excessive purity or nicety, esp. in the choice of language. [1913 Webster]

He [Fox] . . . purified vocabulary with a scrupulosity unknown to any purist. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

2. One who maintains that the New Testament was written in pure Greek. --M. Stuart. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • pùrist — m (pùristkinja, pùristica ž) pristaša purizma, čistunac …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • purist — 1706, from PURE (Cf. pure) + IST (Cf. ist); on model of Fr. puriste (1580s), originally in reference to speech …   Etymology dictionary

  • purist — pùrist m DEFINICIJA pristaša purizma, čistunac ETIMOLOGIJA vidi purizam …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Purist — A purist is one who desires that a particular item remain true to its essence and free from adulterating or diluting influences. The term may be used in almost any field, and can be applied either to the self or to others. Use of the term may be… …   Wikipedia

  • purist — [[t]pjʊ͟ərɪst[/t]] purists 1) N COUNT A purist is a person who wants something to be totally correct or unchanged, especially something they know a lot about. The new edition of the dictionary carries 7000 additions to the language, which purists …   English dictionary

  • purist — UK [ˈpjʊərɪst] / US [ˈpjʊrɪst] noun [countable] Word forms purist : singular purist plural purists someone who wants people to be correct, and to follow rules carefully, especially in language and the arts This wasn t a Beethoven performance for… …   English dictionary

  • Purist — Pu·rịst der; en, en; jemand, der wünscht, dass besonders die Sprache so verwendet wird, wie es traditionell als richtig betrachtet wird: Puristen bekämpfen vor allem den Gebrauch von Fremdwörtern || NB: der Purist; den, dem, des Puristen ||… …   Langenscheidt Großwörterbuch Deutsch als Fremdsprache

  • purist — pur|ist [ˈpjuərıst US ˈpjur ] n someone who believes that something should be done in the correct or traditional way, especially in the areas of art, sport, music, and language ▪ The purists won t like it, but opera on TV certainly brings in the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • purist — pur|ist [ pjurıst ] noun count someone who wants people to be correct, and to follow rules carefully, especially in language and the arts: This wasn t a Beethoven performance for any kind of purist. ╾ pur|ism noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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