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perfectionist

[per-fek-shuh-nist] /pərˈfɛk ʃə nɪst/
noun
1.
a person who adheres to or believes in perfectionism.
2.
a person who demands perfection of himself, herself, or others.
adjective
3.
of, pertaining to, or distinguished by perfection or perfectionism.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; perfection + -ist
Related forms
perfectionistic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for perfectionists

perfectionist

n.

1650s, from perfection + -ist. Originally theological, "one who believes moral perfection may be attained in earthly existence;" sense of "one satisfied only with the highest standards" is from 1934. Related: Perfectionism.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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