- perfectibility of man,
- perfecting press,
Origin of perfectionist
Examples from the Web for perfectionistic
People with eating disorders can become competitive and perfectionistic, striving to be the “thinnest” in any group of sufferers.
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.