- perfectibility of man,
- perfecting press,
Origin of perfectionist
Examples from the Web for perfectionist
This perfectionist, however, has become unhinged—just how Coupe likes it.Eliza Coupe Finds Her ‘Happy Ending’ With ‘Benched’|Kevin Fallon|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They repeat tasks over and over with a ritualistic and often perfectionist bent.Why Tourette’s May Be Tim Howard’s Secret Weapon on the Field|Michael Daly|July 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"Bernice Reig was always too much of a perfectionist to allow a franchised store out of her control," Mr. Hoch told us.
Off the track, she had been a perfectionist pre-med student with a perfect GPA.Are Female Long-Distance Runners More Prone To Suicidal Depression?|Emily de la Bruyere|February 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She's a perfectionist and if she does give TV a go she'd give Oprah a run for her money!Miley Cyrus Wears Black Pasties; Naomi Campbell May Score Her Own Talk Show|The Fashion Beast Team|September 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
"Yes, my friends do," admitted the perfectionist, with an accent that was supposed to be crushing.The Madigans|Miriam Michelson
That doesn't mean he is a perfectionist in many things, that he etches as well as he paints, that he composes as well as he draws.Ivory Apes and Peacocks|James Huneker
I was asked by my host, whether I did read or not, what appeared shortly before that in Noyse's "Perfectionist" against me.Secret Enemies of True Republicanism|Andrew B. Smolnikar
His rages, then, are the spasms of pain of a perfectionist wounded by imperfection.The World's Great Men of Music|Harriette Brower
Stevenson is a perfectionist, and that way lies madness for all save a few valiant spirits.Unicorns|James Huneker
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.