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Synonyms for pure
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  1. pureadjective

    Synonyms:
    perfect, innocent

    Antonyms:
    contaminated, impure

  2. pureadjective

    free of flaws or imperfections; unsullied

    You’re pure busy.

    Synonyms:
    innocent, perfect

    Antonyms:
    contaminated, impure, applied

  3. pureadjective

    free of foreign material or pollutants

    Synonyms:
    innocent, perfect

    Antonyms:
    applied, impure, contaminated

  4. pureadjective

    free of immoral behavior or qualities; clean

    Synonyms:
    innocent, perfect

    Antonyms:
    impure, contaminated, applied

  5. pureadjective

    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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. pureadjective

    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), unadulteratedadjective

    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, pureadjective

    (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. pureadjective

    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. pureadjective

    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. pureadjective

    (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, virtuousadjective

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. pureadjective

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

  2. pureadjective

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

  3. pureadjective

    Synonyms:
    genuine, unadulterated, unmixed, real, perfect

  4. pureadjective

    Synonyms:
    modest, chaste

  5. pureadjective

    Synonyms:
    mere, absolute, sheer

  6. pureadjective

    Synonyms:
    classic, classical, attic

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "pure":

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

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  1. List of known nicknames for "Pure":

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How to use pure in a sentence?

  1. Heather Lydia Thornhill:

    I tasted the breath of love and it was as pure as infinity and when I thought of you my love I blew one kiss your way.

  2. Bryan Kroten:

    It's two and a half hours of pure experience from the time the helicopter lifts off to the time it returns, as you depart, you'll head towards Lake Las Vegas and Lake Mead. Then we do a giant 'S' turn over the Hoover Dam, so passengers on both sides of the helicopter have a perfect view.

  3. Nikki Hornsby:

    I see the faults that make us HUMAN and cry out from PURE JOY that we ARE!

  4. Van Donge:

    There's a lot of great things the bank brought to Merrill, But it's easier to give objective advice at a pure investment firm like Stifel that incidentally owns a bank than to work a firm that is owned by a bank.

  5. Sherry Jo Matt:

    She lit up a room, her heart was pure, she would do anything for anybody and the only person at the end of the day Siena ever hurt was herself, the demons of mental illness and the shackles of addiction took over who she really was at her core.


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