genuine; real; authentic
Origin of simon-pureafter Simon Pure, a Quaker in Susanna Centlivre's play A Bold Stroke for a Wife (1718), who must prove his identity against an impostor's claims
- Genuinely and thoroughly pure.
- Superficially or hypocritically virtuous.
Origin of simon-pureFrom the phrase the real Simon Pure, after Simon Pure, a character in the play A Bold Stroke for a Wife by Susannah Centlivre (1669–1723).