perfectionism

perfectionism
perfectionism NOUN 1) refusal to accept any standard short of perfection. 2) Philosophy the doctrine that religious, moral, social, or political perfection is attainable.
DERIVATIVES perfectionist noun & adjective.

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  • perfectionism — index casuistry, particularity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • perfectionism — ☆ perfectionism [pər fek′shə niz΄əm ] n. 1. any doctrine that holds that moral, religious, or social perfection can and should be attained in this life 2. extreme or obsessive striving for perfection, as in one s work perfectionist n., adj …   English World dictionary

  • perfectionism —    There has always been an optimistic viewpoint within the Christian community that believers have the power to respond to the highest ideals of the faith. Various movements have taught that Christians could approach or attain at least some… …   Encyclopedia of Protestantism

  • PERFECTIONISM —    because JESUS OF NAZARETH said You, therefore, must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect, various CHRISTIAN groups have claimed that perfection is an obligation and a real possibility in this life. Traditionally the ROMAN CATHOLIC… …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • perfectionism — [[t]pə(r)fe̱kʃənɪzəm[/t]] N UNCOUNT Perfectionism is the attitude or behaviour of a perfectionist …   English dictionary

  • Perfectionism (psychology) — Not to be confused with Perfectionism (philosophy). Perfectionism, in psychology, is a belief that a state of completeness and flawlessness can and should be attained. In its pathological form, perfectionism is a belief that work or output that… …   Wikipedia

  • Perfectionism (philosophy) — Not to be confused with Perfectionism (psychology). In ethics and value theory, perfectionism is the persistence of will in obtaining the optimal quality of spiritual, mental, physical, and material being. The neo Aristotelean Thomas… …   Wikipedia

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