Definition of purism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

purism

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈpjʊərɪzəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpjʊrɪzəm//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the belief that things should be done in the traditional way and that there are correct forms in language, art, etc. that should be followed