Synonyms for pure

Synonyms for (adjective) pure

Synonyms: pure, vestal, virgin, virginal, virtuous

Definition: in a state of sexual virginity

Usage: pure and vestal modesty; a spinster or virgin lady; men have decreed that their women must be pure and virginal

Similar words: chaste

Definition: morally pure (especially not having experienced sexual intercourse)

Usage: a holy woman innocent and chaste


Synonyms: saturated, pure

Definition: (of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white or grey or black

Similar words: vivid, intense

Definition: (of color) having the highest saturation

Usage: vivid green; intense blue


Synonyms: pure

Definition: concerned with theory and data rather than practice; opposed to applied

Usage: pure science

Similar words: theoretical

Definition: concerned with theories rather than their practical applications

Usage: theoretical physics


Synonyms: pure

Definition: free from discordant qualities

Similar words: harmonious

Definition: musically pleasing


Synonyms: unadulterated, thoroughgoing, staring, stark, sodding, utter, complete, everlasting, perfect, arrant, pure, gross, consummate, double-dyed

Definition: without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers

Usage: an arrant fool; a complete coward; a consummate fool; a double-dyed villain; gross negligence; a perfect idiot; pure folly; what a sodding mess; stark staring mad; a thoroughgoing villain; utter nonsense; the unadulterated truth

Similar words: unmitigated

Definition: not diminished or moderated in intensity or severity; sometimes used as an intensifier

Usage: unmitigated suffering; an unmitigated horror; an unmitigated lie


Synonyms: pure

Definition: (used of persons or behaviors) having no faults; sinless

Usage: I felt pure and sweet as a new baby- Sylvia Plath; pure as the driven snow

Similar words: immaculate, undefiled

Definition: free from stain or blemish


Similar words: white

Definition: free from moral blemish or impurity; unsullied

Usage: in shining white armor


Synonyms: pure

Definition: free of extraneous elements of any kind

Usage: pure air and water; pure gold; pure primary colors; the violin's pure and lovely song; pure tones; pure oxygen

Similar words: axenic

Definition: (used of cultures of microorganisms) completely free from other organisms

Usage: an axenic culture


Similar words: clean, fresh

Definition: free from impurities

Usage: clean water; fresh air


Similar words: unclouded, clean, clear, light

Definition: (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims

Usage: efforts to obtain a clean bass in orchestral recordings; clear laughter like a waterfall; clear reds and blues; a light lilting voice like a silver bell


Similar words: fine

Definition: free from impurities; having a high or specified degree of purity

Usage: gold 21 carats fine


Similar words: native

Definition: as found in nature in the elemental form

Usage: native copper


Similar words: plain, sheer, unmingled, unmixed

Definition: not mixed with extraneous elements

Usage: plain water; sheer wine; not an unmixed blessing


Similar words: pristine

Definition: completely free from dirt or contamination

Usage: pristine mountain snow


Similar words: sublimate

Definition: made pure


Similar words: unadulterated

Definition: not mixed with impurities

Usage: unadulterated maple syrup


Similar words: unalloyed

Definition: free from admixture

Usage: unalloyed metal; unalloyed pleasure


Similar words: uncontaminated, unpolluted

Definition: free from admixture with noxious elements; clean

Usage: unpolluted streams; a contaminated lake


Similar words: virginal

Definition: untouched or undefiled

Usage: nor is there anything more virginal than the shimmer of young foliage- L.P.Smith