Pure meaning

pyo͝or
Free from discordant qualities.

Pure tones.

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The definition of pure is something that is not mixed with any other elements, that is not contaminated in any way or a person who has no sins or who is wholesome.

An example of pure is what that has not been mixed with anything else.

An example of pure is a nun who is moral and virtuous.

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Of unmixed blood or ancestry.
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Articulated with a single unchanging speech sound; monophthongal.

A pure vowel.

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Theoretical; not applied.

Pure science.

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Utter; absolute; sheer.

Pure lunacy.

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Complete; utter.

Pure folly.

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Produced by self-fertilization or continual inbreeding; homozygous.

A pure line.

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Free of empirical elements.

Pure reason.

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Simple; mere.

Pure luck.

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Restricted to the abstract or theoretical aspects.

Pure physics.

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Ceremonially undefiled.
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Articulated without any change in quality and with virtually no movement of the vocal organs; monophthongal.

(e) Is a pure vowel.

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Free of flaws or imperfections; unsullied.
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Free of foreign material or pollutants.
  • I. Watts.
    A guinea is pure gold if it has in it no alloy.
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Of a branch of science, done for its own sake instead of serving another branch of science.
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(phonetics) Of a single, simple sound or tone; said of some vowels and the unaspirated consonants.
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(of sound) Without harmonics or overtones; not harsh or discordant.
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(Liverpudlian) To a great extent or degree; extremely; exceedingly.

You're pure busy.

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Free from defects; perfect; faultless.
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Free from sin or guilt; blameless.
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Virgin or chaste.
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Of unmixed stock; purebred.
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Origin of pure

  • Middle English pur from Old French from Latin pūrus peuə- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English pur, from Old French pur, from Latin purus (“clean, free from dirt or filth, unmixed, plain"), from Proto-Indo-European *peu-, *pu- (“to cleanse, purify"). Displaced native Middle English lutter (“pure, clear, sincere") (from Old English hlÅ«tor, hluttor), Middle English skere (“pure, sheer, clear") (from Old English scÇ£re and Old Norse skÇ£r), Middle English schir (“clear, pure") (from Old English scÄ«r), Middle English smete, smeate (“pure, refined") (from Old English smÇ£te; compare Old English mÇ£re (“pure")).
    From Wiktionary