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Adjective: pure (purer,purest)  pyûr
  1. Free of extraneous elements of any kind
    "pure air and water"; "pure gold"; "pure primary colours"; "the violin's pure and lovely song"; "pure tones"; "pure oxygen"
     
  2. Without qualification; used informally as an (often pejorative) intensifier
    "pure folly";
    - arrant, complete, consummate, double-dyed, everlasting, gross, perfect, sodding, stark, staring, thoroughgoing, utter, unadulterated
     
  3. (of colour) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white, grey or black
    - saturated
     
  4. Free from discordant qualities
     
  5. Concerned with theory and data rather than practice; opposed to applied
    "pure science"
     
  6. (used of persons or behaviors) having no faults; sinless
    "I felt pure and sweet as a new baby"; "pure as the driven snow"
     
  7. In a state of sexual virginity
    "pure and vestal modesty"; "men have decreed that their women must be pure and virginal";
    - vestal, virgin, virginal, virtuous

Derived forms: purest, purer

See also: axenic, chaste, clean, clear, fine, fresh, harmonious, immaculate, intemerate, intense, light, morality, native, plain, pristine, processed, pureness, purity, sheer, sublimate, theoretical, unadulterated, unalloyed, unclouded, uncontaminated, undefiled, unmingled, unmitigated, unmixed, unpolluted, virginal, vivid, white

Antonym: impure

Encyclopedia: Pure, Ardennes