[ pyoor-ist ]
/ ˈpyʊər ɪst /
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a person who advocates the strictest application of the principles or standards in any field, or who insists on purity in language, style, etc.: When making hip-hop he began as a purist, putting most of the focus on solid lyrics and less on working with the music and production.
Often Purist .Fine Arts. a practitioner of purism, an early 20th-century style of art characterized by the use of simple geometric forms and images evoking manufactured objects: The Purists saw their painting as the next step in the evolution of modern art after Cubism, which they found too decorative.
relating to or being a purist:The purist view of theater design is that if there is a column or pillar anywhere, there is a problem.
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OTHER WORDS FROM purist
pu·ris·tic [pyoouh-rees-tik], /ˌpyʊəˈris tɪk/, pu·ris·ti·cal, adjectivepu·ris·ti·cal·ly, adverbhy·per·pur·ist, noun, adjectivenon·pu·ris·tic, adjective
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How to use purist in a sentence
The puristic revival had not yet set in, and Sannazzaro's style-200- shows no servile imitation of his model.Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature|John Addington Symonds
They wrote poems in the puristic language and compared their works in stimulating friendliness.Life Immovable|Kostes Palamas
A little later, in Daniello, we find similar puristic tendencies.
In Vida's Ars Poetica there are abundant evidences of the rhetorical and especially the puristic tendencies of modern classicism.