(comparative more impurely, superlative most impurely)
- In an impure manner.
impure + -ly
Variant of impure
not pure; specif.,
- unclean; dirty
- unclean according to religious ritual; defiled
- obscene; unchaste
- mixed with foreign matter; adulterated
- mixed so as to lack purity in color, tone, style, etc.
- characterized as by grammatical errors, unidiomatic usages, solecisms, barbarisms, foreign words or idioms, esp. when used inappropriately, etc.: said of language or speech
Origin of impureClassical Latin impurus