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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Scrupulous or exaggerated insistence on correctness (especially in language).

Usage examples (36)
  • Let's not get too wrapped up in purism to be pragmaticThey party should get control of this and put up a winner, Hillary.
  • Such a doctrine is a doctrine of puritanism -- or purism, which is worse.
  • By wasting your time attacking me, it's your absurd purism which is letting them off the hook.
  • Without subscibing to the 'purism' fallacy, I just wonder how authentic such a language can be. for more
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