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English adjective: pure

1. pure free of extraneous elements of any kind


SamplesPure air and water.
Pure gold.
Pure primary colors.
The violin's pure and lovely song.
Pure tones.
Pure oxygen.


Similaraxenic, clean, clean, clear, fine, fresh, light, native, plain, pristine, sheer, sublimate, unadulterated, unalloyed, unclouded, uncontaminated, unmingled, unmixed, unpolluted, virginal


See alsoclean, processed


Attributepureness, purity


Antonymsimpure

2. pure without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers


SamplesAn arrant fool.
A complete coward.
A consummate fool.
A double-dyed villain.
Gross negligence.
A perfect idiot.
Pure folly.
What a sodding mess.
Stark staring mad.
A thoroughgoing villain.
Utter nonsense.
The unadulterated truth.


Synonymsarrant, complete, consummate, double-dyed, everlasting, gross, perfect, sodding, staring, stark, thoroughgoing, unadulterated, utter


Similarunmitigated


Antonymsmitigated

3. pure (of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white or grey or black


Synonymssaturated


Similarintense, vivid


Antonymsunsaturated

4. pure free from discordant qualities


Similarharmonious


Antonymsinharmonious, unharmonious

5. pure concerned with theory and data rather than practice; opposed to applied


SamplesPure science.


Similartheoretical


Antonymsapplied

6. pure (used of persons or behaviors) having no faults; sinless


SamplesI felt pure and sweet as a new baby.
Pure as the driven snow.


Similarimmaculate, undefiled, white


See alsochaste


Attributemorality


Antonymsimpure

7. pure in a state of sexual virginity


SamplesPure and vestal modesty.
A spinster or virgin lady.
Men have decreed that their women must be pure and virginal.


Synonymsvestal, virgin, virginal, virtuous


Similarchaste


Antonymsunchaste









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