prescriptivist

[ pri-skrip-tuh-vist ]
/ prɪˈskrɪp tə vɪst /

noun

a writer, teacher, or supporter of prescriptive grammar.

adjective

of, relating to, or based on prescriptive grammar.

Origin of prescriptivist

First recorded in 1950–55; prescriptive + -ist

Related forms

pre·scrip·tiv·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for prescriptivism

prescriptivism

/ (prɪˈskrɪptɪˌvɪzəm) /

noun

ethics the theory that moral utterances have no truth value but prescribe attitudes to others and express the conviction of the speakerCompare descriptivism, emotivism
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