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Definition of purist noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

purist

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈpyʊrɪst//
 
 
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a person who thinks things should be done in the traditional way and who has strong opinions on what is correct in language, art, etc. Purists may not approve of the changes made to the text of the play in this production.
NAmE//ˈpyʊrɪzəm//
 
noun [uncountable]
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