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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

per•fec•tion•ismpərˈfɛk ʃəˌnɪz əm(n.)

  1. any of various doctrines holding that religious, moral, social, or political perfection is attainable.

    Category: Philosphy

  2. a personal standard, attitude, or philosophy that demands perfection and rejects anything less.

Origin of perfectionism:

1830–40, Amer.

per•fec′tion•ist(n.; adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. perfectionist(noun)

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. perfectionist(noun)ərˈfɛk ʃəˌnɪz əm

    sb who wants things to be perfect

    A perfectionist will never be truly happy in life.


  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

Translations for perfectionist

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a person who is only satisfied if what he is doing is perfect

She's a perfectionist; – her work is perfect in every detail.

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