- free of flaws or imperfections; unsullied
- free of foreign material or pollutants
- free of immoral behavior or qualities; clean
- of a branch of science, done for its own sake instead of serving another branch of science.
Adverbs for Pure
perfectly; 100%; 99%; chastely; Incredibly; warrantably; singularly; incredibly; unsurpassably; incomparably; consummately; immaculately; spotlessly; absolutely; unadulteratedly; innocently; childishly; devoutly; virtuously; artlessly; genuinely; utterly.
Attic, Christian, Christlike, Christly, Ciceronian, God-fearing, Spartan, above suspicion, absolute, abstract, academical, aesthetic, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-out, all-pervading, angelic, antiseptic, artistic, ascetic, austere, authentic, bald, bare, basic, beyond all praise, blameless, blasted, bleached, blessed, blotless, bona fide, born, bright, broad-based, candid, card-carrying, chaste, choice, classic, classical, clean, cleanly, clear, common, commonplace, complete, comprehensive, conceptual, confounded, congenital, conjectural, consummate, correct, creditable, dainty, decent, decorous, deep-dyed, defectless, dinkum, direct, dirt-free, disinfected, downright, dry, dull, dyed-in-the-wool, easy, egregious, elegant, elementary, erect, essential, estimable, ethical, everyday, excellent, exemplary, exhaustive, fair, fastidious, faultless, finished, flawless, following the letter, frank, fresh, full of integrity, fundamental, garden, garden-variety, genuine, godlike, godly, godly-minded, good, graceful, gracile, gross, guileless, guiltless, heavenly, high-minded, high-principled, highly respectable, holy, holy-minded, homely, homespun, homogeneous, honest, honest-to-God, honorable, household, hypothetical, ideal, immaculate, impeccable, in good taste, inartificial, inculpable, indefectible, indefective, indivisible, infallible, infernal, innocent, intact, intensive, inviolate, irreducible, irreproachable, just, just right, kosher, law-abiding, law-loving, law-revering, lawful, lean, legitimate, lifelike, limpid, literal, lucid, maidenly, manly, matter-of-fact, mere, modest, monolithic, moral, natural, naturalistic, neat, noble, nondescript, nonpolluted, notional, of a piece, of choice, of cleanly habits, of quality, omnibus, omnipresent, open, ordinary, original, otherworldly, out-and-out, outright, pasteurized, peerless, pellucid, perfect, perspicuous, pervasive, philosophical, pious, plain, plain-speaking, plain-spoken, pleasing, plenary, plumb, polished, primal, primary, principled, proper, prosaic, prosing, prosy, pure and simple, pure in heart, purehearted, quiet, quintessential, radical, real, realistic, refined, regular, reputable, respectable, restrained, right, right-minded, righteous, rightful, ritually pure, round, rustic, saintlike, saintly, sanitary, seraphic, severe, sexually innocent, sheer, shiny, simon-pure, simple, simple-speaking, sincere, single, sinless, smut-free, smutless, snowy, sober, solid, spare, speculative, spiritual, spiritual-minded, spotless, stainless, stark, sterile, sterilized, sterling, straight, straightforward, subdued, sure-enough, sweeping, sweet, tahar, taintless, tasteful, terse, theoretical, thorough, thoroughgoing, through-and-through, total, trim, true, true to life, true to nature, true to reality, true-dealing, true-devoted, true-disposing, true-souled, true-spirited, truehearted, tubbed, ubiquitous, unadorned, unadulterated, unaffected, unalloyed, unassumed, unassuming, unbesmirched, unblamable, unblemished, unblotted, uncluttered, uncolored, unconcocted, unconditional, uncontaminated, uncopied, uncorrupt, uncorrupted, uncounterfeited, undefiled, understated, undifferenced, undifferentiated, undiluted, undisguised, undisguising, undistorted, unearthly, unexaggerated, unfabricated, unfanciful, unfaultable, unfeigned, unfeigning, unfictitious, unflattering, uniform, unimaginative, unimagined, unimitated, unimpeachable, uninvented, universal, unlabored, unmitigated, unmixed, unmuddied, unobtrusive, unpoetical, unpolluted, unpretended, unpretending, unqualified, unreserved, unrestricted, unromantic, unsimulated, unsmirched, unsmudged, unsoiled, unspecious, unspotted, unstained, unsullied, unsynthetic, untainted, untarnished, unvarnished, unworldly, upright, uprighteous, upstanding, utter, verbal, verbatim, veridical, verisimilar, veritable, vestal, virgin, virginal, virtuous, well-chosen, well-scrubbed, well-washed, white, whitened, wholesale, wholesome, word-for-word, workaday, workday, worthy, yeomanly
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 hlūtor, hluttor), Middle English skere "pure, sheer, clear" (from Old English scǣre and Old Norse skǣr), Middle English schir "clear, pure" (from Old English scīr), Middle English smete, smeate "pure, refined" (from Old English smǣte; compare Old English mǣre "pure").
- (RP) IPA: /pjʊə/, SAMPA: /pjU@/
- Rhymes: -ʊə(r)
- (US) IPA: /pjɔɹ/, /pjʊɚ/, /pjɝ/, SAMPA: /pjO`/, /pjU@`/
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- Pure in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- Pure in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- IPA: /puːrə/, [ˈpʰuːɐ̯]
See pur (“pure”).
- IPA: /puːrə/, [ˈpʰuːɐ̯]
- IPA: /pyre/, [pʰyˈʁæ]
- indicative present connegative form of purra
- singular imperative present form of purra
- singular imperative present connegative form of purra
- feminine of pur
- feminine plural form of puro
- too, also, as well
- well, surely
- please, by all means
- if you like; if you want (etc.)
- (with third-person subjunctive) Parli pure: let him speak if he likes
- (with imperative) Parla pure: speak if you like
- (with formal subjunctive-imperative) Lei parli pure: speak if you like
- (too): anche
- ^ Angelo Prati, "Vocabolario Etimologico Italiano", Torino, 1951; headword pure
- clearly, brightly, cleanly
- correctly, faultlessly, perfectly, purely
- Loqui pure.
- To speak correctly.
- Loqui pure.
- absolute definite natural masculine form of pur.