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synonyms for purist

  • fusspot
  • idealist
  • quibbler
  • formalist
  • fussbudget
  • nit-picker
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How to use purist in a sentence

He died at the age of forty, the greatest literary purist the country had yet produced.
HALLOWED HERITAGE: THE LIFE OF VIRGINIADOROTHY M. TORPEY
Is not the age of Nicaea a good time for precedents, O purist in matters ecclesiastical?
THE CRADLE OF MANKINDW.A. WIGRAM
The above-quoted writer in the New York Press is a purist in vocabulary, no less than in grammar.
AMERICA TO-DAY, OBSERVATIONS AND REFLECTIONSWILLIAM ARCHER
It has been said that on occasion his work contained passages a purist would not have passed.
FROM CAPETOWN TO LADYSMITHG. W. STEEVENS
She is not a bit of a purist and thinks more of a good thought forcefully put than of a slip in the way of a split infinitive.
BACK AT SCHOOL WITH THE TUCKER TWINSNELL SPEED
For Memlinc's place in the history of art is among the leaders of the "Purist" School (see under 663).
A POPULAR HANDBOOK TO THE NATIONAL GALLERY, VOLUME I, FOREIGN SCHOOLSVARIOUS
But wait a moment: there was a digression in that first paragraph which to the purist might seem of a complicated kind.
FIRST AND LASTH. BELLOC
In theory at least, and for others, I am myself a purist with respect to what touches the consistency of statesmen.
CHAPTER OF AUTOBIOGRAPHYW E GLADSTONE
Now I don't see why you have to act such a purist that it takes months to find a research project for your degree.
CUBS OF THE WOLFRAYMOND F. JONES
"Don't be a purist at this late date, Jean," Ruth murmured, shaking her head in a kind of mild reproof.
THE RANCH GIRLS IN EUROPEMARGARET VANDERCOOK
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WORDS RELATED TO PURIST

  • formalist
  • fussbudget
  • fusspot
  • idealist
  • nit-picker
  • purist
  • quibbler
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.