Example sentences for: perfectionism

How can you use “perfectionism” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • He was "America's first great native born ballet choreographer" (Terry Teachout, Time ). Critics remember his unrelenting perfectionism (some say meanness) and his audacious style, which "typified the make-way-for-youth spirit of the era" (Arlene Croce, The New Yorker ).

  • Rapid store expansion and "a zeal for perfectionism"--a single air bubble in a pizza's cheese renders the pie substandard.

  • This strenuous ambition was confounded by a perfectionism that, as Ellison wrote in the introduction to his volume of essays Shadow and Act , made it somewhat "unreal" to even think of himself as a writer.

  • Nor is ruthless perfectionism, although Kubrick tested that theory.

  • Critics have savaged her fraudulent persona and monomaniacal perfectionism for a long time.

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