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English

Etymology

prescriptive + -ist

Noun

Singular
prescriptivist

Plural
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  1. Someone who lays down rules regarding language usage, or who believes that traditional norms of language usage should be upheld.

Adjective

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Positive
prescriptivist

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. having a tendency to prescribe

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