- Purity is the quality of being unmixed, uncontaminated or wholesome.
- An example of purity is the quality of a clear diamond with no blemishes.
- An example of purity is the virtue of a young girl with strong values.
purity definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
the quality or condition of being pure; specif.,
- freedom from adulterating matter
- cleanness or clearness
- freedom from evil or sin; innocence; chastity
- freedom from corrupting elements: said of language, style, etc.
- freedom from mixture with white; color saturation
Origin: Middle English purete ; from Middle French pureté ; from Late Latin puritas ; from Classical Latin purus, pure
purity definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The quality or condition of being pure.
- A quantitative assessment of homogeneity or uniformity.
- Freedom from sin or guilt; innocence; chastity: “Teach your children . . . the belief in purity of body, mind and soul” (Emmeline Pankhurst).
- The absence in speech or writing of slang or other elements deemed inappropriate to good style.
- The degree to which a color is free from being mixed with other colors.