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Synonyms for (adjective) pure

Synonyms: pure, vestal, virgin, virginal, virtuous Definition: in a state of sexual virginity Usage: pure and vestal modesty; a spinster or virgin lady; men have decreed that their women must be pure and virginal

Similar words: chaste Definition: morally pure (especially not having experienced sexual intercourse) Usage: a holy woman innocent and chaste

Synonyms: saturated, pure Definition: (of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white or grey or black

Similar words: vivid, intense Definition: (of color) having the highest saturation Usage: vivid green; intense blue

Synonyms: pure Definition: concerned with theory and data rather than practice; opposed to applied Usage: pure science

Similar words: theoretical Definition: concerned with theories rather than their practical applications Usage: theoretical physics

Synonyms: pure Definition: free from discordant qualities

Similar words: harmonious Definition: musically pleasing

Synonyms: unadulterated, thoroughgoing, staring, stark, sodding, utter, complete, everlasting, perfect, arrant, pure, gross, consummate, double-dyed Definition: without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers Usage: 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; the unadulterated truth

Similar words: unmitigated Definition: not diminished or moderated in intensity or severity; sometimes used as an intensifier Usage: unmitigated suffering; an unmitigated horror; an unmitigated lie

Synonyms: pure Definition: (used of persons or behaviors) having no faults; sinless Usage: I felt pure and sweet as a new baby- Sylvia Plath; pure as the driven snow

Similar words: immaculate, undefiled Definition: free from stain or blemish

Similar words: white Definition: free from moral blemish or impurity; unsullied Usage: in shining white armor

Synonyms: pure Definition: free of extraneous elements of any kind Usage: pure air and water; pure gold; pure primary colors; the violin's pure and lovely song; pure tones; pure oxygen

Similar words: axenic Definition: (used of cultures of microorganisms) completely free from other organisms Usage: an axenic culture

Similar words: clean, fresh Definition: free from impurities Usage: clean water; fresh air

Similar words: unclouded, clean, clear, light Definition: (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims Usage: efforts to obtain a clean bass in orchestral recordings; clear laughter like a waterfall; clear reds and blues; a light lilting voice like a silver bell

Similar words: fine Definition: free from impurities; having a high or specified degree of purity Usage: gold 21 carats fine

Similar words: native Definition: as found in nature in the elemental form Usage: native copper

Similar words: plain, sheer, unmingled, unmixed Definition: not mixed with extraneous elements Usage: plain water; sheer wine; not an unmixed blessing

Similar words: pristine Definition: completely free from dirt or contamination Usage: pristine mountain snow

Similar words: sublimate Definition: made pure

Similar words: unadulterated Definition: not mixed with impurities Usage: unadulterated maple syrup

Similar words: unalloyed Definition: free from admixture Usage: unalloyed metal; unalloyed pleasure

Similar words: uncontaminated, unpolluted Definition: free from admixture with noxious elements; clean Usage: unpolluted streams; a contaminated lake

Similar words: virginal Definition: untouched or undefiled Usage: nor is there anything more virginal than the shimmer of young foliage- L.P.Smith