Purist



[pyoo r-iz-uh m] /ˈpyʊər ɪz əm/

noun
1.
strict observance of or insistence on purity in language, style, etc.
2.
an instance of this.
3.
(often initial capital letter) Fine Arts. a style of art developed in France in the early 20th century, characterized by the use of simple geometric forms and images evocative of objects produced by machine.
/ˈpjʊəˌrɪzəm/
noun
1.
insistence on traditional canons of correctness of form or purity of style or content, esp in language, art, or music
n.

“stickler for purity,” 1706, from pure + -ist; on model of French puriste (1580s), originally in reference to speech.
n.

1803, of language, from French purisme (see purist + -ism). As a movement in art from 1921.

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