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pure

adjective

1 pure

Free of extraneous elements of any kind.

Roget 990: worshipping etc. v.; devout, devotional, reverent, pure, solemn; fervid etc. (heartfelt) 821.   

Roget 987: pious, religious, devout, devoted, reverent, godly, heavenly-minded, humble, pure, holy, spiritual, pietistic; saintly, saint-like; ... show more

Roget 576: plain, simple; unornamented, unadorned, unvarnished; homely, homespun; neat; severe, chaste, pure, Saxon; commonplace, ... show more

Roget 850: in good taste, cute, tasteful, tasty; unaffected, pure, chaste, classical, attic; cultivated, refined; dainty; esthetic, aesthetic, ... show more

Roget 703: artless, natural, pure, native, confiding, simple, lain, inartificial, untutored, unsophisticated, ingenu, unaffected, naive; sincere, ... show more

Roget 578: elegant, polished, classical, Attic, correct, Ciceronian, artistic; chaste, pure, Saxon, academical.    graceful, easy, readable, ... show more

Roget 543: truthful, true; veracious, veridical; scrupulous etc. (honorable) 939; sincere, candid, frank, open, straightforward, unreserved; ... show more

Roget 652: clean, cleanly; pure; immaculate; spotless, stainless, taintless; trig; without a stain, unstained, unspotted, unsoiled, unsullied, untainted, ... show more



2 pure

Without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers:
— Pure folly.

synonyms: arrant, complete, consummate, double-dyed, everlasting, gross, perfect, sodding, staring, stark ... show more.

Roget 494: real, actual etc. (existing) 1; veritable, true; right, correct; certain etc. 474; substantially true, ... show more

Roget 42: simple, uniform, of a piece [Fr.], homogeneous, single, pure, sheer, neat.    unmixed, unmingled, unblended, uncombined, uncompounded; ... show more

3 pure

of color Being chromatically pure; not diluted with white or grey or black.

synonym: saturated.

4 pure

Free from discordant qualities.

Polish: czysty

5 pure

Concerned with theory and data rather than practice; opposed to applied.

6 pure

used of persons or behaviors Having no faults; sinless.

7 pure

In a state of sexual virginity:
— Pure and vestal modesty.
— Men have decreed that their women must be pure and virginal.

synonyms: vestal, virgin, virginal, virtuous.

Roget 944: virtuous, good; innocent etc. 946; meritorious, deserving, worthy, desertful, correct; dutiful, duteous; moral; ... show more

Roget 960: pure, undefiled, modest, delicate, decent, decorous; virginibus puerisque [Lat.]; simon-pure; chaste, continent, virtuous, honest, Platonic.    virgin, ... show more

Roget 946: innocent, not guilty; unguilty; guiltless, faultless, sinless, stainless, bloodless, spotless; clear, immaculate; rectus in curia [Lat.]; unspotted, unblemished, ... show more

Roget 939: upright; honest, honest as daylight; veracious etc. 543; virtuous etc. 944; honorable; fair, right, just, equitable, ... show more


Moby thesaurus: Attic, Christian, Christlike, Christly, Ciceronian, God-fearing, Spartan, above suspicion, absolute, abstract, academical, aesthetic, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-out, all-pervading, angelic, antiseptic, artistic, ascetic ... show more.

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