Definition of simon-pure in English:

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simon-pure

Pronunciation: /ˌsīmənˈpyo͝or/

adjective

Completely genuine, authentic, or honest.
Example sentences
  • He is presented as a simon-pure free trader whose ‘scrupulousness continued to the end.’
  • Or are people like that simply not simon-pure enough for him to want them in his antiwar movement?
  • They've made a lot of noise, told each other how radically simon-pure they are, and accomplished nothing.

Origin

Late 18th century: from (the real) Simon Pure, a character in Centlivre's Bold Stroke for a Wife (1717), who for part of the play is impersonated by another character.

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Syllabification: si·mon-pure

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