HyperDic: pure

English > 7 senses of the word pure:
ADJECTIVEallpurefree of extraneous elements of any kind
allpure, arrant, complete, consummate, double-dyed, everlasting, gross, perfect, sodding, stark, staring, thorough, thoroughgoing, utter, unadulteratedwithout qualification / qualification
allpure, saturated(of color) being chromatically pure
allpurefree from discordant qualities
allpureconcerned with theory and data rather than practice
allpure(used of persons or behaviors) having no faults
allpure, vestal, virgin, virginal, virtuousin a state of sexual virginity
pure > pronunciation
Soundspyuh'r
Rhymesallure ... Ur: 39 rhymes with uhr...
English > pure: 7 senses > adjective 1
MeaningFree of extraneous elements of any kind.
Examples
  • "pure air and water"
  • "pure gold"
  • "pure primary colors"
  • "the violin's pure and lovely song"
  • "pure tones"
  • "pure oxygen"
Attribute ofpurity, purenessundiluted or unmixed with extraneous material
Narroweraxenic(used of cultures of microorganisms) completely free from other organisms
clean, freshFree from impurities
clean, clear, light, unclouded(of sound or color) free from anything that dulls / dulls or dims
fineFree from impurities
nativeAs found in nature in the elemental form
plain, sheer, unmingled, unmixednot mixed with extraneous elements
pristineCompletely free from dirt or contamination
straight up(of an alcoholic drink) stirred or shaken with ice, but served without it
sublimatemade pure
unadulteratednot mixed with impurities
unalloyedFree from admixture
uncontaminated, unpollutedFree from admixture with noxious elements
virginaluntouched or undefiled
See alsocleanritually clean or pure
processedPrepared or converted from a natural state by subjecting to a special process
Oppositeimpurecombined with extraneous elements
Spanishpuro
Catalanpur
Nounspurity, purenessbeing undiluted or unmixed with extraneous material
English > pure: 7 senses > adjective 2
MeaningWithout qualification / qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers.
Example "pure folly"
Synonymsarrant, complete, consummate, double-dyed, everlasting, gross, perfect, sodding, stark, staring, thorough, thoroughgoing, utter, unadulterated
Broaderunmitigatednot diminished or moderated in intensity or severity
English > pure: 7 senses > adjective 3
Meaning(of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white or grey or black.
Synonymsaturated
Narrowerintense, vivid(of color) having the highest saturation
Oppositeunsaturated(of color) not chromatically pure
Spanishsaturado
Nounspurenessbeing undiluted or unmixed with extraneous material
English > pure: 7 senses > adjective 4
MeaningFree from discordant qualities.
Broaderharmoniousmusically pleasing
Spanishpuro
Catalanpur
English > pure: 7 senses > adjective 5
Meaningconcerned with theory and data rather than practice; opposed to applied.
Example"pure science"
Broadertheoreticalconcerned with theories rather than their practical applications
English > pure: 7 senses > adjective 6
Meaning(used of persons or behaviors) having no faults; sinless.
Examples
  • "I felt pure and sweet as a new baby"- Sylvia Plath
  • "pure as the driven snow"
Attribute ofmoralityconcern with the distinction between good and evil or right and wrong
Narrowerimmaculate, undefiledFree from stain or blemish
whiteFree from moral blemish or impurity
See alsochastemorally pure (especially not having experienced sexual intercourse)
Oppositeimpure(used of persons or behaviors) immoral or obscene
Spanishpuro
Nounspurity, purenessthe state of being unsullied by sin or moral wrong
English > pure: 7 senses > adjective 7
MeaningIn a state of sexual virginity.
Examples
  • "pure and vestal modesty"
  • "men have decreed that their women must be pure and virginal"
Synonymsvestal, virgin, virginal, virtuous
Broaderchastemorally pure (especially not having experienced sexual intercourse)
Spanishcasto, immaculado, puro, virgen, virginal
Catalanimmaculat, pur, verge, virginal
Nounspurenessthe state of being unsullied by sin or moral wrong
purity, purenessa woman's virtue or chastity

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