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Definitions of pure

  1. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. concerned with theory and data rather than practice; opposed to applied; "pure science" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. not mixed; "pure oxygen" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. (of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white or gray or black Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. free from discordant qualities Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. Separate from all heterogeneous or extraneous matter; free from mixture or combination; clean; mere; simple; unmixed; as, pure water; pure clay; pure air; pure compassion. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. Free from moral defilement or quilt; hence, innocent; guileless; chaste; -- applied to persons. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. Free from that which harms, vitiates, weakens, or pollutes; genuine; real; perfect; -- applied to things and actions. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. Ritually clean; fitted for holy services. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. Of a single, simple sound or tone; -- said of some vowels and the unaspirated consonants. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. Genuine; real; clear; clean; honest; innocent; mere. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Purer. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. Purest. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. Purely. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. Pureness. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. Unadulterated, free from admixture with any extraneous matter. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  20. (comp. PURER, superl. PUREST), Clean, unsoiled: unmixed: not adulterated: real: free from guilt or defilement: chaste: modest: mere: that and that only. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. Clean; clear; unmixed; chaste; mere. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. Free from mixture or defilement; unmingled; refined. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. Absolute; mere; sheer. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. Free from moral defilement; chaste; unsullied; unmixed; free from mixture; unpolluted; unadulterated; mere; that and that only. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. Free from everything that can debase or render unclean; unpolluted; clear; not dirty; genuine; not adulterated; holy; guiltless; chaste; not foul; mere; absolute. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  26. Absolute; complete; simple; unmixed; unqualified; free from conditions or restrictions; as in the phrases pure charity, pure debt, pure obligation, pure plea, pure villenage, as to which see the nouns. thelawdictionary.org
  27. p[=u]r, adj. (comp. PUR'ER; superl. PUR'EST) clean: unsoiled: unmixed: not adulterated: real: free from guilt or defilement: chaste: modest: mere: that and that only: complete: non-empirical, involving an exercise of mind alone, without admixture of the results of experience.--n. purity.--adv. quite: (obs.) entirely.--v.t. to cleanse, refine.--adv. PURE'LY, without blemish: wholly, entirely: (dial.) wonderfully, very much.--n. PURE'NESS.--PURE MATHEMATICS (see MATHEMATICS); PURE REASON, reason alone, without any mixture of sensibility; PURE SCIENCE, the principles of any science considered in themselves and their relation to each other, and not in their application to the investigation of other branches of knowledge, as pure mathematics, pure logic, &c. [Fr. pur--L. purus, pure.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  28. Unmixed, unadulterated, as p. white, air, alcohol, water; (of sounds) not discordant, esp. (Mus.) perfectly in tune; of unmixed descent, p.-blooded; p. mathematics (not including practical applications, opp. to applied, mixed); (Gram., of vowel) preceded by another vowel, (of stem) ending in vowel, (of consonant) not accompanied by another; mere, simple, nothing but, sheer, as knowledge p. & simple, p. nonsense, prejudice; not corrupt, as his taste was severe& p.; morally undefiled, guiltless, sincere; sexually undefiled. Hence purely adv., pureness n. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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