Synonyms of pure in English:



  • 1 every coin was of pure gold
    [Antonyms] impure adulterated
  • 2 they have their health because the air is so pure
    clean, clear, fresh, crisp, refreshing, sparkling, unpolluted, untainted, unadulterated, uncontaminated; wholesome, natural, healthy, health-giving, healthful, good for you; salubrious, sanitary, uninfected, disinfected, germ-free, sterile, sterilized, pasteurized, aseptic
    [Antonyms] impure dirty polluted
  • 3 she did so want to be pure in body and mind
    virtuous, moral, ethical, good, righteous, angelic, saintly, pious, honourable, reputable, wholesome, clean, honest, upright, upstanding, exemplary, above reproach, irreproachable, innocent; chaste, pure as the driven snow, virginal, maidenly; decent, worthy, noble, blameless, guiltless, sinless, stainless, spotless, unsullied, unblemished, unspoilt, unaffected, uncorrupted, undefiled, anti-corruption
    informal squeaky clean
    Christianityimmaculate, impeccable
    [Antonyms] immoral
  • 4 a system that emphasized practical rather than pure research
    theoretical, abstract, conceptual, academic, hypothetical, philosophical, speculative, conjectural, non-practical, non-technical
    informal blue-sky
    [Antonyms] applied practical
  • 5 three hours of pure magic—a show not to be missed
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