from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who has a propensity for being displeased with anything that is not perfect or does not meet extremely high standards.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One pretending to perfection; esp., one pretending to moral perfection; one who believes that persons may and do attain to moral perfection and sinlessness in this life.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who believes in any form of perfectionism.
  • n. Specifically [capitalized] A member of the Oneida Community. See community. Also called Bible Communist.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who is displeased by anything that does not meet very high standards


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