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Synonyms for pure


1. pure (vs. impure), axenic, clean, fresh, clean, clear, light, unclouded, fine, f., native, plain, sheer, unmingled, unmixed, pristine, purified, refined, sublimate, unadulterated, unalloyed, uncontaminated, unpolluted, virginal, clean, processed
usage: 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"
2. arrant(prenominal), complete(prenominal), consummate(prenominal), double-dyed(prenominal), everlasting(prenominal), gross(prenominal), perfect(prenominal), pure(prenominal), sodding(prenominal), stark(prenominal), staring(prenominal), thoroughgoing(prenominal), utter(prenominal), unmitigated (vs. mitigated)
usage: 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"
3. pure, theoretical (vs. applied)
usage: concerned with theory and data rather than practice; opposed to applied; "pure science"
4. saturated (vs. unsaturated), pure, intense, vivid
usage: (of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white or gray or black
5. pure, harmonious (vs. inharmonious)
usage: free from discordant qualities
6. pure (vs. impure), immaculate, undefiled, white, chaste
usage: 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"
7. pure, vestal, virgin, virginal, virtuous, chaste (vs. unchaste)
usage: 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"
8. pure, unmixed, undiluted, absolute (vs. relative)
usage: not mixed; "pure oxygen"
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