Definitions for perfectionist

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. perfectionist(noun)

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

GCIDE

  1. Perfectionist(n.)

    A person who insists on perfect results from himself or from others, in any endeavor.

Wiktionary

  1. perfectionist(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Perfectionist(noun)

    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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robert D. Kaplan, Warrior Politics: Why Leadership Demands a Pagan Ethos (Book):

    It is easy to be a moral perfectionist when one is politically unaccountable.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    If you are a real perfectionist, you can’t finish any job! We, the mortals, we don’t have enough time to be perfectionist! Perfectionism is the art of immortals!

  3. The Tony winning actress:

    There are about 3 million notes in a two-and-a-half-hour musical; being a perfectionist, it took me a long time to realize that if I'm hitting 75 percent of them, I'm succeeding, performing isn't only about the acrobatics and the high notes: It's staying in the moment, connecting with the audience in an authentic way, and making yourself real to them through the music.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Man is flawed; universe is imperfect; the functioning of the cosmos is defective! Everything seems to be severely punished by the imperfection! May be the real challenge of men is to correct all these flaws! It is possible to think that God is an evolutionary perfectionist! He creates things as unimportant and faulty; then let them all alone and fateless to evolve to perfection!


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