impurity

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Moral uncleanness
Nouns
1. impurity, immodesty, grossness, indelicacy, indecency; pornography, curiosa, obscenity, ribaldry, smut, bawdy, filth, double entendre; coprophilia; pornographic movie, blue film. Slang, tits and ass, T&A. See sex.
2. (looseness of morals) laxity, looseness of morals, turpitude, depravity, pollution, profligacy, shame, vice. Slang, zipper morals. See badness.
3. (carnal desire) concupiscence, lust, carnality, flesh, salacity; pruriency, lechery, lasciviousness, lewdness, lubricity; incontinence, unchastity; debauchery, license, immorality, libertinism, fornication, liaison; wenching, venery, dissipation; incest; perversion; sodomy, pederasty; sadism, masochism; seduction, defloration, defilement, abuse, violation, [acquaintance, date, etc. ] rape, [criminal] assault; harlotry, whoredom, concubinage, prostitution, fast life, the trade; cuckoldry, adultery, infidelity, conjugal infidelity, criminal conversation; blue or dirty movie. Informal, extracurricular activities.
4. brothel, bagnio, bawdyhouse, whorehouse, seraglio, house of ill fame, repute, or pleasure, disorderly house, bordello, rap club, gentlemen's club; massage parlor; madam, housekeeper, house mother; red-light district, combat zone; escort service. Slang, call-house or -joint, catflat, cathouse, flesh factory or market, heifer barn, ice palace, jag house, kip shop, meat market, monkey-house, parlor house, chicken ranch, band[box], birdcage, cab-joint, doss house, ornery-house; abbess, fleshbroker.
5.
a. libertine, voluptuary, rake, roué, playboy, debauchee, profligate; gigolo; lecher, satyr; pederast, dirty old man; pimp, pander, Don Juan, Casanova; hustler; male prostitute. Informal, rip, masher. Slang, cocks-man, cockhound, cocksmith, easy lay, easy rider, gay dog, ginch, jazz baby, jinker, piece of snatch or trade, sack artist.
b. courtesan, call girl, doxy, drab, prostitute, working girl, strumpet, harlot, painted lady, bawd, procuress, whore, scarlet woman, wanton, fille de joie, grisette, putain, streetwalker, lady of the evening, daughter of joy, fallen woman, fancy woman, fast woman, concubine, demimondaine, camp follower; tart, forgotten woman, wench, trollop, trull, doxy, bat, beetle, jade, light o' love; nymphomaniac. Slang, big twenty, broad-jumper, canvasback, dirty leg, charity dame, moll, or girl, chippy, company girl, sporting girl, cracked pitcher, skirt, street sister, zook, blister, bludget, [flat] floozy, hustler, girl at ease, pavement princess, glue neck, jane, quiff, bottom woman, free rise, pro, tenderloin madam, dress for sale, crack, curbstone sailor, nautchbroad, bachelor's wife, pickup, hooker, B-girl, V-girl, barber's chair; dick peddler.
c. exhibitionist, flasher. Slang, dangler, troller.
d. bastard, baby of love, love child. Slang, bell-bastard, incident, left-handed son.
6. adulteration (see deterioration).
Verbs
1. debauch, defile, deflower, rape, ravish, ruin, seduce; prostitute, pander, cater, sell oneself, walk the streets; abuse, violate; adulterate (see deterioration).Slang, cop a cherry, dock, crack a pitcher, devirginate, ease.
2. commit adultery, cuckold. Slang, bad-time; sleep around, carry on, womanize, chippy around, screw around, turn a trick.
Adjectives
1. impure, immoral, amoral; unclean; immodest, shameless; indecorous, indelicate, indecent, hardcore; loose, coarse, gross, broad, earthy; smutty, foul, ribald, obscene, bawdy, erotic, pornographic, risqué, nasty, rude, filthy, blue, purple; concupiscent, prurient, lustful; lewd, lascivious, lecherous, libidinous, ruttish, salacious; unfaithful, adulterous; incestuous; unchaste, incontinent; light, wanton, licentious, rakish, debauched, dissipated, dissolute, fast; promiscuous, loose, meretricious, of easy virtue, on the streets; differently pleasured; gay. Informal, off-color, X-rated. Slang, sexy, sultry, raunchy, barnyard.
2. vicious, immoral, dissolute, profligate, sinful, iniquitous.
3. bastard, of unknown birth.
Quotations — Pornography is the attempt to insult sex, to do dirt on it (D. H. Lawrence), It is the function of vice to keep virtue within reasonable bounds (Samuel Butler), Pleasure's a sin, and sometimes sin's a pleasure (Lord Byron), When the passions become masters, they are vices (Pascal), It's a bawdy planet (Shakespeare), We are punished by our sins, not for them (Elbert Hubbard).
Antonyms, see purity.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Contamination]
Syn. adulteration, pollution, defilement, infection; see contamination , pollution .
2. [An impure element]
Syn. dirt, contaminant, pollutant; see filth , germ 3 .
3. [Lewdness]
Syn. indecency, immorality, pornography; see lewdness .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
contaminant, pollutant, foreign matter, defilement.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. Impure condition: defilement, dirtiness, foulness, pollution, uncleanness, unwholesomeness. See CLEAN. 2. One that contaminates: adulterant, adulterator, contaminant, contamination, contaminator, poison, pollutant. See CLEAN.

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