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noun [C]     /ˈpjʊə.rɪst/ US  /ˈpjʊr.ɪst/
someone who believes in and follows very traditional rules or ideas in a subject : Although purists may object to split infinitives , like 'to boldly go', the fact is, they are commonly used. Purists eat smoked salmon with nothing more than lemon and black pepper .Wanting everything to be right purism     /ˈpjʊə.rɪ.zəm/ US  /ˈpjʊr.ɪ-/ noun [U] Wanting everything to be right
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