purism

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈpjʊəˌrɪzəm/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈpjʊrɪzəm/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(pyŏŏriz əm)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
pur•ism /ˈpyʊrɪzəm/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. [uncountable] the act of strictly observing or insisting on purity or correctness in language, style, beliefs, etc.
See -pur-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
pur•ism  (pyŏŏriz əm),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. strict observance of or insistence on purity in language, style, etc.
  2. an instance of this.
  3. Fine Art(often cap.) 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.
purist, n. 
pu•ristic, pu•risti•cal, adj. 
pu•risti•cal•ly, adv. 
  • pure + -ism 1795–1805

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
purism /ˈpjʊəˌrɪzəm/ n
  1. insistence on traditional canons of correctness of form or purity of style or content, esp in language, art, or music

ˈpurist adj , n puˈristic adj
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