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purist

noun [C] uk   /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.
purism
noun [U] uk   /ˈpjʊə.rɪ.zəm/ us    /ˈpjʊr.ɪ-/
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