any of various doctrines holding that religious, moral, social, or political perfection is attainable.
a personal standard, attitude, or philosophy that demands perfection and rejects anything less.

1830–40, Americanism; perfection + -ism Unabridged
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perfectionism (pəˈfɛkʃəˌnɪzəm)
1.  philosophy the doctrine that man can attain perfection in this life
2.  the demand for the highest standard of excellence

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perfectionism per·fec·tion·ism (pər-fěk'shə-nĭz'əm)
A tendency to set rigid high standards of personal performance.

per·fec'tion·ist adj. & n.
per·fec'tion·is'tic adj.
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Example sentences
Perfectionism is about being perfect-not simply outstanding.
She is also notorious for her overbearing perfectionism.
Such was his perfectionism that during his lifetime he published only a single
  book, of seventy-four pages.
Everyone knew that her perfectionism was rarely satisfied by her efforts.
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