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See definition of purism on Dictionary.com
  • as ineuphemism
  • as ineuphuism

synonyms for purism

  • circumlocution
  • delicacy
  • floridness
  • grandiloquence
  • inflation
  • pomposity
  • pretense
See also synonyms for: purist
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How to use purism in a sentence

As a general rule, I think, educated Americans are more apt to err on the side of purism than of laxity.
AMERICA TO-DAY, OBSERVATIONS AND REFLECTIONSWILLIAM ARCHER
No writer of the period has such a command of pure English, unadulterated by xenomania and unweakened by purism, as Daniel.
A HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATUREGEORGE SAINTSBURY
Purism, whether in grammar or vocabulary, almost always means ignorance.
THOMAS HARDY'S DORSETROBERT THURSTON HOPKINS
His fate was perhaps as sad as well might be, and as foul a blot to the purism of these very pure times in which we live.
DOCTOR THORNEANTHONY TROLLOPE
If we attempt such purism we must fail signally as constructors and as artists.
LIPPINCOTT'S MAGAZINE, NOVEMBER 1885VARIOUS
The rhetoric of the seventeenth century was a necessary outgrowth of pedantic purism.
RENAISSANCE IN ITALY: ITALIAN LITERATUREJOHN ADDINGTON SYMONDS
The origin of this terminology seems to me to lie in a bit of purism.
THE GUNPOWDER PLOT AND LORD MOUNTEAGLE'S LETTERHENRY HAWKES SPINK JR.
The simplicity and purism of the tea-room resulted from emulation of the Zen monastery.
THE BOOK OF TEAKAKUZO OKAKURA
Even the devout played into the hands of the worldly by their very purism.
THE WILL TO DOUBTALFRED H. LLOYD
This is not a time for purism of style; and style has little to do with the worth or unworth of a book.
DICTIONARY OF QUOTATIONS FROM ANCIENT AND MODERN, ENGLISH AND FOREIGN SOURCESJAMES WOOD
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PURISM

  • circumlocution
  • delicacy
  • floridness
  • grandiloquence
  • inflation
  • pomposity
  • pretense
  • purism
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.