|1.||[ adjective ] free of extraneous elements of any kind|
"pure air and water" "pure gold" "pure primary colors" "the violin's pure and lovely song" "pure tones"
|Related terms:||impure purified plain clean clean pristine axenic simple unadulterated fine uncontaminated unalloyed virginal native clean processed purity|
|2.||[ adjective ] without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers|
|Synonyms:||utter complete double-dyed everlasting gross perfect sodding stark staring thoroughgoing consummate arrant|
"an arrant fool" "a complete coward" "a consummate fool" "gross negligence" "a perfect idiot" "pure folly" "what a sodding mess" "stark staring mad" "utter nonsense"
|3.||[ adjective ] concerned with theory and data rather than practice; opposed to applied|
|4.||[ adjective ] free from discordant qualities|
|5.||[ adjective ] (of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white or gray or black|
|Related terms:||unsaturated intense|
|6.||[ adjective ] (sexuality) in a state of sexual virginity|
|Synonyms:||virgin virginal virtuous vestal|
"pure and vestal modesty" "a spinster or virgin lady" "men have decreed that their women must be pure and virginal"
|7.||[ adjective ] used of persons or behaviors; having no faults; sinless|
"I felt pure and sweet as a new baby"- Sylvia Plath "pure as the driven snow"
|Related terms:||impure immaculate white chaste morality|
|8.||[ adjective ] not mixed|