puristic

purism

[pyoor-iz-uhm]
noun
1.
strict observance of or insistence on purity in language, style, etc.
2.
an instance of this.
3.
(often initial capital letter) Fine Arts. 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.

Origin:
1795–1805; pure + -ism

purist, noun
puristic, puristical, adjective
puristically, adverb
hyperpurist, noun
nonpuristic, adjective
unpuristic, adjective
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purism (ˈpjʊəˌrɪzəm)
 
n
insistence on traditional canons of correctness of form or purity of style or content, esp in language, art, or music
 
'purist
 
adj, —n
 
pu'ristic
 
adj
 
pu'ristically
 
adv

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