pure

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. clean, pollution-free; chaste, sinless, immaculate; genuine, sincere; sheer, simple. See purity, virtue, innocence, cleanness, simpleness.Ant., impure, polluted.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Not mixed]
Syn. unmixed, unadulterated, unalloyed, unmingled, simple, clear, genuine, undiluted, classic, real, true, fair, bright, unclouded, transparent, limpid, lucid, straight, pellucid, neat; see also clear 2 , genuine 1 , simple 1 , transparent 1 .
Ant. mixed*, mingled, blended.
2. [Clean]
Syn. immaculate, spotless, stainless, unspotted, germ-free, unstained, unadulterated, unblemished, untarnished, unsoiled, disinfected, sterilized, pasteurized, uncontaminated, sanitary, unpolluted, unsullied, purified, refined.
Ant. dirty*, sullied, contaminated.
3. [Chaste]
Syn. virgin, continent, celibate, chaste; see chaste 3 .
4. [Innocent]
Syn. sinless, spotless, unsullied; see chaste 2 , innocent 4 .
5. [Theoretical]
Syn. unproved, tentative, philosophical; see theoretical .
6. [Absolute]
Syn. sheer, utter, complete; see absolute 1 .
See Synonym Study at chaste .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. unmixed clean, untainted, unadulterated, clear, unalloyed, undiluted, natural, genuine, real, clean, immaculate, unsullied, unpolluted, pristine.
2. utter absolute, stark, out and out, sheer, downright, thorough.
3. sinless, chaste virgin, virtuous, clean, *squeaky-clean, *pure as the driven snow, immaculate, celibate, decent, good, wholesome, moral, blameless, innocent, guiltless.
ANT.: 1. impure, tainted, mixed, diluted, dirty. 2. rather, somewhat, a little. 3. sinful, wicked, impure, unchaste
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Not diluted or mixed with other substances: full-strength, neat, plain, straight, unblended, undiluted, unmixed. See CLEAN, STRONG. 2. Free from extraneous elements: absolute, perfect, plain, sheer2, simple, unadulterated, undiluted, unmixed. See CLEAN. 3. Completely such, without qualification or exception: absolute, all-out, arrant, complete, consummate, crashing, damned, dead, downright, flat, out-and-out, outright, perfect, plain, sheer2, thorough, thoroughgoing, total, unbounded, unequivocal, unlimited, unmitigated, unqualified, unrelieved, unreserved, utter2. Informal: flat-out, positive. Chiefly British: blooming. See BIG, LIMITED. 4. Free from evil and corruption: angelic, angelical, clean, innocent, lily-white, sinless, unblemished, uncorrupted, undefiled, unstained, unsullied, untainted, virginal. Idiom: pure as the driven snow. See CLEAN, RIGHT, SEX. 5. Morally beyond reproach, especially in sexual conduct: chaste, decent, modest, nice, virgin, virginal, virtuous. See GOOD, RESTRAINT, SEX.

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