Pure Adjective Synonyms
honourable, (highly) principled, righteous, upright, honest, straightforward, high-minded, pious, worthy, good, ethical, virtuous, sincere, above suspicion, above reproach, like Caesar's wife
Can anyone doubt that their motives in striving for international peace are pure.
unalloyed, simple, unmitigated, sheer, utter, absolute, unqualified, complete, total, perfect, thorough, outright, downright, out-and-out, mere
Many regarded the notion that man could ever fly as pure nonsense. Any resemblance to a living person is pure coincidence.
theoretical, hypothetical, conjectural, speculative, abstract, conceptual, notional, philosophical, academic(al)
His field is pure science, he cares little how the results of his work might be applied to everyday life.
Pure Noun Synonyms
unmixed, unadulterated, unalloyed, simon-pure, 24-carat or also 24-karat, sterling, solid, real, genuine, authentic, flawless, faultless, perfect, natural, true, simple
We have made every effort to keep the blood-line of these horses completely pure. Pure gold is not used for coins or jewellery because it is too soft. She wore a dress of the purest white.
uncontaminated, clear, clean, wholesome, sanitary, uninfected, disinfected, pasteurized, sterilized, sterile, antiseptic, unpolluted, spotless, immaculate, unsullied, unbesmirched, unblemished, unmarred, unstained, untainted
It was refreshing to breathe pure air again. Stringent tests ensure that the substances are pure before they go on the market.
chaste, virginal, virgin, intact, maidenly, vestal, undefiled, innocent, guileless, virtuous, modest, moral, correct, proper, decent, decorous, uncorrupted, blameless, sinless, impeccable
As far as we can tell, she led a totally pure life.
Science / Chemistry / Pure Substance: A sample of matter that cannot be separated into simpler components without chemical change. Physical changes can alter the state of matter but not the chemical identity of a pure substance. Pure subs MORE
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