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    pure - Dictionary definition and meaning for word pure

    (adj) free of extraneous elements of any kind
    Example Sentence
    • pure air and water
    • pure gold
    • pure primary colors
    • the violin's pure and lovely song
    • pure tones
    • pure oxygen
    (adj) without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    (adj) (of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white or grey or black
    Synonyms : saturated
    (adj) free from discordant qualities Definition
    (adj) concerned with theory and data rather than practice; opposed to applied
    Example Sentence
    • pure science
    (adj) (used of persons or behaviors) having no faults; sinless
    Example Sentence
    • I felt pure and sweet as a new baby
    • pure as the driven snow
    (adj) in a state of sexual virginity
    Synonyms : vestal , virgin , virginal , virtuous
    Example Sentence
    • pure and vestal modesty
    • a spinster or virgin lady
    • men have decreed that their women must be pure and virginal
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