Purist meaning

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One who practices or urges strict correctness, especially in the use of words.
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One who is preoccupied with and insists on the strict and excessive adherence to a tradition or set of formal, often pedantic, rules, especially with respect to maintaining the purity of language from foreign or altered forms. Photographers who persist in capturing images on film and printing them with a wet chemical process on silver emulsion paper also qualify. See also bit/s, bps, and pedant.
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An advocate of purism.
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Of or pertaining to purism.
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