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- 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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My surgeon had a national reputation and was known as a perfectionist.
Which, judging by the copious accounts of her doings, she was, but Gladys was also a vain perfectionist, obsessed with the “kink” in her nose that kept her from possessing a perfect Grecian profile – an obsession that led to the ruination of her beauty before she was yet forty.
During the Boston performance, Europe, who was known as a perfectionist and a demanding leader, had told one of his drummers to “put more pep in the sticks.”
There are, in short, perfectionist reformers as well as religionists, who wait to see the salvation which it is the task of humanity itself to work out, and who look down from a region of ineffable self-complacence on their dusty and toiling brethren who are resolutely doing whatsoever their hands find to do for the removal of the evils around them.
Mumbai, February 17: It seems Imran Khan wants to take over the word perfectionist from his uncle Aamir Khan, sounds wacky!
And so he hired workers, including one he calls "Eldin from Murphy Brown," referring to the perfectionist painter in the hit television series that ran 1988 to 1998.
Known as a perfectionist, Ms. Meyers said that Mr. Backen listened carefully and sketched out his ideas on onion paper throughout their meetings, sometimes returning with entirely new plans.
BEHAR: Well you talk about being a perfectionist, which is interesting to me.
REBECCA ROBERTS, host: Michael Jackson was known as a perfectionist, and it showed in his polished performances marked by sharp moves and rapid fire spins and that perfectly balanced toe stand.
He is well known as a perfectionist, demanding and irritable when the results don't meet his standard.