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pure

Synonyms of pure in English:

adjective

  • 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;
    [Antonyms] impure, dirty, polluted
  • 3 she did so want to be pure in body and mind
    chaste, pure as the driven snow, virginal, maidenly;
    informal squeaky clean
    Christianity  immaculate, 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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