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Meaning & Definition of Pure in English

English

Pure

/pjʊr/

adjective

1. Free of extraneous elements of any kind

  • "Pure air and water"
  • "Pure gold"
  • "Pure primary colors"
  • "The violin's pure and lovely song"
  • "Pure tones"
  • "Pure oxygen"
    synonym:
  • pure

2. Without qualification

  • Used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers
  • "An 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"
    synonym:
  • arrant(a)
  • ,
  • complete(a)
  • ,
  • consummate(a)
  • ,
  • double-dyed(a)
  • ,
  • everlasting(a)
  • ,
  • gross(a)
  • ,
  • perfect(a)
  • ,
  • pure(a)
  • ,
  • sodding(a)
  • ,
  • stark(a)
  • ,
  • staring(a)
  • ,
  • thoroughgoing(a)
  • ,
  • utter(a)
  • ,
  • unadulterated

3. (of color) being chromatically pure

  • Not diluted with white or grey or black
    synonym:
  • saturated
  • ,
  • pure

4. Free from discordant qualities

    synonym:
  • pure

5. Concerned with theory and data rather than practice

  • Opposed to applied
  • "Pure science"
    synonym:
  • pure

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

  • Sinless
  • "I felt pure and sweet as a new baby"- sylvia plath
  • "Pure as the driven snow"
    synonym:
  • pure

7. In a state of sexual virginity

  • "Pure and vestal modesty"
  • "A spinster or virgin lady"
  • "Men have decreed that their women must be pure and virginal"
    synonym:
  • pure
  • ,
  • vestal
  • ,
  • virgin
  • ,
  • virginal
  • ,
  • virtuous

Examples of using

This argument is pure rhetoric.
That's pure genius.
The water from the spring is very pure.