Definition of pristine in English:

pristine

Line breaks: pris|tine
Pronunciation: /ˈprɪstiːn
 
, -stʌɪn/

adjective

Derivatives

pristinely

adverb
More example sentences
  • The symbolism is undeniable - one constantly is reminded of the seething mass of emotional turmoil that inevitably follows the delights of the bedroom and lurks beneath even the most pristinely impeccable marriages.
  • Most of the martyrs entombed at the site died in the Korean struggle against Japanese occupation prior to 1945, and are honoured with an immense, pristinely maintained cemetery.
  • The next thing I knew I was seated - uncomfortably - on the saddle of an exercise bike in a pristinely tidy, white room with a futon and velux windows, a wet sock in my hand.

Origin

mid 16th century (in the sense 'original, former, primitive and undeveloped'): from Latin pristinus 'former'. The senses 'unspoilt' and 'spotless' date from the 1920s.

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