Someone who finds it hard to be happy with their work unless it is of a very high standard. For example, if a perfectionist gets a B grade, they think they have failed as they feel that it's not good enough.

It can be self-destructive and time wasting as perfectionists often procrastinate to avoid doing important tasks in what they see as a substandard way.

They push themselves beyond the normal limits to achieve their goals and people are sometimes surprised by what they can accomplish.

Perfectionists do not deal well with pressure and close deadlines, particularly when the work is important, as they feel they do not have enough time to make their work 'perfect' and therefore be happy with it.

It can be both a blessing and a curse.

Perfectionists are not the same as those who suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), although they can be obsessive about their work.
Jack: I'm a perfectionist. I'm not happy with my work unless I know it's the best it can be.
James: I hadn't noticed.
Jack: I detected a tad of sarcasm in your voice then.
by my life as a perfectionist November 14, 2010
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Anal retentive person who isn't satisfied with any result.
Dan S. is a perfectionist, aka bitch
by K-JAZ April 6, 2006
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To have qualities that are on the verge of unreasonable and perfect in every way so that it almost annoys one to the very core of their being.
"Lara is very perfectionistic with her crayon, drawing on the back of that Steak n Shake paper place mat."
by Skwisgard Skwigelf May 3, 2010
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Someone who needs everything to be absolutely fucking perfect and organized but not ocd
Damn you spend a lot of time on everything. You must be a perfectionist
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A person who does not know the meaning of the words "budget" and "deadline".
Tim is such a perfectionist he spend 6 months designing how the buttons are going to look on a website. Unfortunately that's all the time we had to complete the whole project and needless to say the client did not want to spend any more money. The project got cancelled, which forced us to close the company, lose our homes and forced to live in the wilderness where we use the weaker members of our family as bait to distract wolves, bears and other wild life while we forage for berries which are not covered in bird shit. Thanks Tim.
by ManSweetMan June 23, 2015
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A person who only prefer the perfect, instead of any standard short of perfection, most likely showing favoritism towards others.
Teacher: Ben, you got a 50/100! It means you pass!
Ben: YES!!!!!!!!
Teacher: Just kidding! The passing score is 200000000000/100
Ben: OH WHAT THE FUCK?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
Tim: That fucking perfectionist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Karma will get you! February 24, 2022
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Someone who takes fucking ages to do even a basic task because it has to be 'perfect'.
Did you just take an hour and a half to polish your shoes?

Yes, i couldn't get rid of a speck of dirt on the soles.

Your such a 'perfectionist'
by A_Worker March 1, 2011
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