1. perfectionism

noun. ['pɝˈfɛkʃəˌnɪzəm'] a disposition to feel that anything less than perfect is unacceptable.


  • disposition


  • sociability
  • unfriendliness

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Words that Rhyme with Perfectionism

  • protectionism

Example sentences of the word perfectionism

1. Noun, singular or mass
In this example, you have seemingly indicated that your perfectionism is negative because it leads to stress.

Quotes containing the word perfectionism

1. Understanding the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism is critical to laying down the shield and picking up your life. Research shows that perfectionism hampers success. In fact, it's often the path to depression, anxiety, addiction, and life paralysis.
- Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are