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Synonyms for pristine
ˈprɪs tin, prɪˈstin; esp. Brit. ˈprɪs taɪnpris·tine

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English Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 6 votes

  1. pristine

    Aboriginal (Latin ab, from, origo, origin) signifies pertaining to the aborigines or earliest known inhabitants of a country in the widest sense, including not merely human beings but inferior animals and plants as well. Autochthonic (Greek autos, self, and chthōn, earth) signifies sprung from the earth, especially from the soil of one's native land. Primeval (Latin primum, first, and ævum, age), signifies strictly belonging to the first ages, earliest in time, but often only the earliest of which man knows or conceives, immemorial. Aboriginal, autochthonic, and primeval combine the meanings of ancient and original; aboriginal inhabitants, autochthonic races, primeval forests. Prime and primary may signify either first in time, or more frequently first in importance; primary has also the sense of elementary or preparatory; we speak of a prime minister, a primary school. Primal is chiefly poetic, in the sense of prime; as, the primal curse. Primordial is first in an order of succession or development; as, a primordial leaf. Primitive frequently signifies having the original characteristics of that which it represents, as well as standing first in time; as, the primitive church. Primitive also very frequently signifies having the original or early characteristics without remoteness in time. Primeval simplicity is the simplicity of the earliest ages; primitive simplicity may be found in retired villages now. Pristine is an elegant word, used almost exclusively in a good sense of that which is original and perhaps ancient; as, pristine purity, innocence, vigor. That which is both an original and natural product of a soil or country is said to be indigenous; that which is actually produced there is said to be native, though it may be of foreign extraction; humming-birds are indigenous to America; canaries may be native, but are not indigenous. Immemorial refers solely to time, independently of quality, denoting, in legal phrase, "that whereof the memory of man runneth not to the contrary;" as, an immemorial custom; an immemorial abuse. Compare OLD.

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    Synonyms:
    aboriginal, ancient, autochthonic, immemorial, indigenous, native, old, original, patriarchal, primal, primary, prime, primeval, primitive, primordial, uncreated

    Antonyms:
    adventitious, exotic, foreign, fresh, late, modern, new, novel, recent

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. pristineadjective

    completely free from dirt or contamination

    "pristine mountain snow"

    Antonyms:
    soiled, dirty, impure, unclean

  2. pristineadjective

    immaculately clean and unused

    "handed her his pristine white handkerchief"

    Antonyms:
    soiled, dirty, unclean, impure

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. pristineadjective

    Synonyms:
    primitive, primary, original, aboriginal, primeval, primordial, first

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "pristine":

    virgin, immaculate, virgins, intact, vierges, blank, primitive

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How to use pristine in a sentence?

  1. Alannah Hurley:

    It is impossible for Pebble to mitigate the devastation this mine will have on our Native cultures, our way of life that has been sustained for thousands of years by the pristine lands and waters of the Bristol Bay watershed.

  2. Hilary Roberts:

    The key objects in the photograph are Lee Miller’s boots on Hitler’s bath mat, which when she arrived was pristine white, and when she left was covered with dirt from Dachau.

  3. Tom Coburn:

    Our parks are falling apart. There's $12 billion backlog on our most pristine, greatest national monuments and parks, we should preserve what we've already invested in.

  4. Terry Hughes:

    This has been the saddest research trip of my life, almost without exception, every reef we flew across showed consistently high levels of bleaching, from the reef slope right up onto the top of the reef. We flew for 4000 kilometers (2,485 miles) in the most pristine parts of the Great Barrier Reef and saw only four reefs that had no bleaching. The severity is much greater than in earlier bleaching events in 2002 or 1998.

  5. Betty McCollum:

    The law is clear : if the federal government is shut down, The President National Parks must also be closed to protect public safety and pristine spaces.


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