Adjective Definition

pure

1.Definition: (of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white or grey or black

Related Adjective(s):saturated


2.Definition: (used of persons or behaviors) having no faults; sinless

"I felt pure and sweet as a new baby", "Pure as the driven snow"


3.Definition: concerned with theory and data rather than practice; opposed to applied

"Pure science"


4.Definition: free from discordant qualities


5.Definition: 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"


6.Definition: in a state of sexual virginity

"Pure and vestal modesty", "Men have decreed that their women must be pure and virginal"

Related Adjective(s):vestal, virgin, virginal, virtuous


7.Definition: without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers

"Pure folly"

Related Adjective(s):arrant, complete, consummate, everlasting, gross, perfect, sodding, staring, stark, thorough, thoroughgoing, unadulterated, utter




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