Precisian

  • 1 Precisian — Pre*ci sian, n. 1. One who limits, or restrains. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. An overprecise person; one rigidly or ceremoniously exact in the observance of rules; a formalist; formerly applied to the English Puritans. [1913 Webster] The most… …

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  • 2 precisian — index precise Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 precisian — [prē sizh′ən, prisizh′ən] n. a person who is strict and precise in observing rules or customs, esp. of religion; specif., a 16th or 17th cent. English Puritan …

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  • 4 precisian — noun /pɹɪˈsɪʒ(ə)n/ a) A religious purist; a Puritan. Her speech was hardly more grating upon him, precisian though he was, than the careless, untutored lapses of a child might have been; all the senses of comparison as readily ignored them. b)… …

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  • 5 precisian — noun Date: 1571 1. a person who stresses or practices scrupulous adherence to a strict standard especially of religious observance or morality 2. puritan 1 …

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  • 6 precisian — precisianism, n. /pri sizh euhn/, n. 1. a person who adheres punctiliously to the observance of rules or forms, esp. in matters of religion. 2. one of the English Puritans of the 16th and 17th centuries. [1565 75; PRECISE + IAN] * * * …

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  • 7 precisian — Synonyms and related words: Babbitt, Middle American, Philistine, anal character, bluestocking, bourgeois, burgher, captious critic, compulsive character, conformer, conformist, conventionalist, elegant, euphemistic, euphuistic, exact, exquisite …

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  • 8 precisian — precision …

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  • 9 precisian — prɪ sɪʒn n. one who strictly abides by the law; one who strictly observes religious laws or rules …

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  • 10 precisian — [prɪ sɪʒ(ə)n] noun chiefly archaic a person who is rigidly precise or punctilious. Derivatives precisianism noun …

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  • 11 precisian — n. Formalist, martinet, precisianist …

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  • 12 precisian — pre·ci·sian …

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  • 13 precisian — /prəˈsɪʒən/ (say pruh sizhuhn) noun someone who is rigidly precise or punctilious, especially in religious observance. {precis(e) + ian} …

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  • 14 precisian —   n. person excessively devoted to minute observance of rules.    ♦ precisianism, n.    ♦ precisive, a. separating; defining; exact …

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  • 15 precisian — n. a person who is rigidly precise or punctilious, esp. in religious observance. Derivatives: precisianism n …

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  • 16 precision — precisian …

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  • 17 Severity — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Severity >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 severity severity Sgm: N 1 strictness strictness harshness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 rigor rigor stringency austerity Sgm: N 1 inclemency inclemency …

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  • 18 Precisianism — Pre*ci sian*ism, n. The quality or state of being a precisian; the practice of a precisian. Milton. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 19 precisianism — ˌnizəm noun ( s) : the quality or state of being a precisian : the practice of a precisian; specifically : puritanism …

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  • 20 Precisianist — Pre*ci sian*ist, n. A precisian. [1913 Webster] …

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