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Synonyms for pure
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pure(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    pure(a), utter(a), unadulterated, thoroughgoing(a), double-dyed(a), virtuous, perfect(a), virgin, gross(a), staring(a), arrant(a), virginal, stark(a), consummate(a), everlasting(a), complete(a), sodding(a), saturated, vestal

    Antonyms:
    applied, alloyed, impure, technical grade, debased, muddied, muddy, bastardized, unpurified, dirty, polluted, unchaste, contaminated, adulterated, mitigated, adulterate, defiled, dingy, inharmonious, bastardised, unharmonious, maculate, technical-grade

  2. 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(adj)

    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"

    Antonyms:
    dingy, alloyed, impure, contaminated, mitigated, bastardised, bastardized, unharmonious, dirty, inharmonious, debased, adulterated, adulterate, unpurified, technical grade, muddied, polluted, unchaste, technical-grade, applied, muddy, defiled, maculate

  3. saturated, pure(adj)

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

    Synonyms:
    pure(a), utter(a), concentrated, unadulterated, thoroughgoing(a), double-dyed(a), virtuous, perfect(a), virgin, gross(a), staring(a), everlasting(a), virginal, stark(a), consummate(a), complete(a), arrant(a), sodding(a), saturated, vestal

    Antonyms:
    defiled, unpurified, contaminated, debased, applied, technical-grade, unchaste, technical grade, muddy, impure, maculate, adulterated, bastardized, dingy, mitigated, muddied, dirty, bastardised, inharmonious, unharmonious, adulterate, alloyed, polluted

  4. pure(adj)

    free from discordant qualities

    Synonyms:
    pure(a), utter(a), unadulterated, thoroughgoing(a), double-dyed(a), virtuous, perfect(a), virgin, gross(a), staring(a), arrant(a), virginal, stark(a), consummate(a), everlasting(a), complete(a), sodding(a), saturated, vestal

    Antonyms:
    impure, adulterate, unharmonious, mitigated, adulterated, polluted, applied, defiled, maculate, inharmonious, alloyed, unchaste, muddy, technical grade, bastardized, debased, technical-grade, contaminated, muddied, dingy, unpurified, dirty, bastardised

  5. pure(adj)

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

    "pure science"

    Synonyms:
    pure(a), utter(a), unadulterated, thoroughgoing(a), double-dyed(a), virtuous, perfect(a), virgin, gross(a), staring(a), arrant(a), virginal, stark(a), consummate(a), everlasting(a), complete(a), sodding(a), saturated, vestal

    Antonyms:
    defiled, adulterate, bastardized, technical-grade, contaminated, unharmonious, mitigated, debased, unpurified, adulterated, technical grade, unchaste, muddied, bastardised, impure, applied, maculate, muddy, inharmonious, alloyed, polluted, dirty, dingy

  6. pure(adj)

    (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"

    Synonyms:
    pure(a), utter(a), unadulterated, thoroughgoing(a), double-dyed(a), virtuous, perfect(a), virgin, gross(a), staring(a), arrant(a), virginal, stark(a), consummate(a), everlasting(a), complete(a), sodding(a), saturated, vestal

    Antonyms:
    muddied, maculate, polluted, bastardised, adulterate, alloyed, mitigated, inharmonious, dingy, muddy, contaminated, applied, unharmonious, bastardized, adulterated, debased, unpurified, technical-grade, impure, defiled, technical grade, dirty, unchaste

  7. pure, vestal, virgin, virginal, virtuous(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    pure(a), utter(a), unadulterated, thoroughgoing(a), double-dyed(a), virtuous, perfect(a), virgin, gross(a), staring(a), arrant(a), virginal, stark(a), consummate(a), everlasting(a), complete(a), sodding(a), saturated, vestal

    Antonyms:
    polluted, muddied, dirty, adulterate, technical-grade, impure, mitigated, muddy, alloyed, bastardised, technical grade, unchaste, unharmonious, applied, debased, maculate, defiled, adulterated, unpurified, contaminated, dingy, inharmonious, bastardized

Wiktionary

  1. pure(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    perfect, innocent

    Antonyms:
    impure, contaminated

  2. pure(adjective)

    free of flaws or imperfections; unsullied

    You’re pure busy.

    Synonyms:
    innocent, perfect

    Antonyms:
    contaminated, impure, applied

  3. pure(adjective)

    free of foreign material or pollutants

    Synonyms:
    perfect, innocent

    Antonyms:
    contaminated, impure, applied

  4. pure(adjective)

    free of immoral behavior or qualities; clean

    Synonyms:
    innocent, perfect

    Antonyms:
    impure, contaminated, applied

  5. pure(adjective)

    of a branch of science, done for its own sake instead of serving another branch of science.

    Synonyms:
    perfect, innocent

    Antonyms:
    applied, contaminated, impure

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pure

    That is pure which is free from mixture or contact with anything that weakens, impairs, or pollutes. Material substances are called pure in the strict sense when free from foreign admixture of any kind; as, pure oxygen; the word is often used to signify free from any defiling or objectionable admixture (the original sense); we speak of water as pure when it is bright, clear, and refreshing, tho it may contain mineral salts in solution; in the medical and chemical sense, only distilled water (aqua pura) is pure. In moral and religious use pure is a strong word, denoting positive excellence of a high order; one is innocent who knows nothing of evil, and has experienced no touch of temptation; one is pure who, with knowledge of evil and exposure to temptation, keeps heart and soul unstained. Virtuous refers primarily to right action; pure to right feeling and motives; as, "Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God," Matt. v, 8. Compare FINE; INNOCENT.

    Synonyms:
    absolute, chaste, classic, classical, clean, clear, continent, genuine, guileless, guiltless, holy, immaculate, incorrupt, innocent, mere, perfect, real, sheer, simple, spotless, stainless, true, unadulterated, unblemished, uncorrupted, undefiled, unmingled, unmixed, unpolluted, unspotted, unstained, unsullied, untainted, untarnished, upright, virtuous

    Antonyms:
    adulterated, defiled, dirty, filthy, foul, gross, immodest, impure, indecent, indelicate, lewd, mixed, obscene, polluted, stained, sullied, tainted, tarnished, unchaste, unclean

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pure

    Synonyms:
    clear, unmixed, simple, genuine, sheer, mere, absolute, unadulterated, uncorrupted, unsullied, unblemished, chaste, real, clean, spotless, immaculate, undefiled, unspotted, guileless, innocent, guiltless

    Antonyms:
    foul, turbid, impure, adulterated, corrupt, sullied, stained, tarnished, defiled, mixed, guilty

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pure(a.)

    Synonyms:
    clean, clear, unsullied, unstained, undefiled, spotless, unspotted, fair, immaculate, untainted, untarnished, unpolluted, uncorrupted

  2. pure(a.)

    Synonyms:
    innocent, guiltless, guileless, true, virtuous, upright, honest, incorrupt, holy

  3. pure(a.)

    Synonyms:
    genuine, unadulterated, unmixed, real, perfect

  4. pure(a.)

    Synonyms:
    modest, chaste

  5. pure(a.)

    Synonyms:
    mere, absolute, sheer

  6. pure(a.)

    Synonyms:
    classic, classical, attic

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pure(a)

    Synonyms:
    chaste, virtuous, innocent, undefiled, unpolluted, inviolated, unspotted, immaculate, virgin, incorrupt, impeccable, inviolable, unadulterated, unalloyed, unsophisticated, simple, refined, genuine, uncontaminated

    Antonyms:
    impure

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    purely, pur, clean, sheer, pura, upe, mere, pure-bred, ren, queen, neat, unadulterated, plain, simple

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How to use pure in a sentence?

  1. White House:

    I know the difference between a whistleblower and a 'deep state' operative. This is a 'deep state' operative pure and simple.

  2. Jeff Bauman:

    I looked down and saw my legs, and it was pure carnage, i could see my bone.

  3. Oskar Schindler:

    The persecution of Jews in occupied Poland meant that we could see horror emerging gradually in many ways. In 1939, they were forced to wear Jewish stars, and people were herded and shut up into ghettos. Then, in the years '41 and '42 there was plenty of public evidence of pure sadism. With people behaving like pigs, I felt the Jews were being destroyed. I had to help them. There was no choice.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Often I come across the public displays of charitable acts and donations on social media, which reminds me of the teaching from Holy Book: “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.“ In my view, it's an act of hypocracy to blow one's trumpet on FB or Twitter or like social media about one's charitable act, with ulterior motives of self-promotion and gaining praise from others. In my view, the true philanthropist, who is selfless at heart, does not let her/his left hand know what the right hand is doing - so that the noble act of giving remains absolutely secret. I really respect such selfless philanthropists. Long live the spirit of Charity that flows from a pure heart with Honesty and Integrity.

  5. Mark Twain:

    On his deathbed Death, the only immortal who treats us all alike, whose pity and whose peace and whose refuse are for all -- the soiled and the pure, the rich and the poor, the loved and the unloved.


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