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

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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 WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  1. pristineadjective

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  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. Scott Sheppard:

    Most objects that we know of interact with the planets in some way so the orbits have been disturbed over the past few billion years, whereas this object is so distant that it may not have been disturbed by planets. So its orbit is a pristine orbit from the formation of the original solar system. If we can get its orbit and understand how it formed and how it got there, it will tell us a lot about the formation of our solar system.

  2. Chairman Jacques Nasser:

    The area of interest has had accelerated development pressures over the last 20 years and it is not the pristine wilderness it was two decades ago.

  3. Chairman Jacques Nasser:

    If we were to leave ... it is unlikely that these areas would be set aside for conservation, the area of interest has had accelerated development pressures over the last 20 years and it is not the pristine wilderness it was two decades ago.

  4. Brian Salerno:

    This rulemaking seeks to ensure that operators prepare for and conduct these operations in a manner that drives down risks and protects both offshore personnel and the pristine Arctic environment.

  5. Natsue Abe:

    We already drilled and have taken some samples from the ocean floor but (only) from the top, (We want) to dig from the ocean floor to the deep pristine mantle.


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