Antonyms for purepyʊər

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term pure

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pure(adj)

    free of extraneous elements of any kind

    Antonyms:
    applied, alloyed, impure, technical grade, debased, muddied, muddy, bastardized, unpurified, dirty, polluted, unchaste, contaminated, adulterated, mitigated, adulterate, defiled, dingy, inharmonious, bastardised, unharmonious, maculate, technical-grade

    Synonyms:
    pure(a), utter(a), unadulterated, thoroughgoing(a), double-dyed(a), virtuous, perfect(a), virgin, gross(a), staring(a), arrant(a), virginal, stark(a), consummate(a), everlasting(a), complete(a), sodding(a), saturated, vestal

  2. arrant(a), complete(a), consummate(a), double-dyed(a), everlasting(a), gross(a), perfect(a), pure(a), sodding(a), stark(a), staring(a), thoroughgoing(a), utter(a), unadulterated(adj)

    without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers

    Antonyms:
    dingy, alloyed, impure, contaminated, mitigated, bastardised, bastardized, unharmonious, dirty, inharmonious, debased, adulterated, adulterate, unpurified, technical grade, muddied, polluted, unchaste, technical-grade, applied, muddy, defiled, maculate

  3. saturated, pure(adj)

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

    Antonyms:
    defiled, unpurified, contaminated, debased, applied, technical-grade, unchaste, technical grade, muddy, impure, maculate, adulterated, bastardized, dingy, mitigated, muddied, dirty, bastardised, inharmonious, unharmonious, adulterate, alloyed, polluted

    Synonyms:
    pure(a), utter(a), concentrated, unadulterated, thoroughgoing(a), double-dyed(a), virtuous, perfect(a), virgin, gross(a), staring(a), everlasting(a), virginal, stark(a), consummate(a), complete(a), arrant(a), sodding(a), saturated, pure, vestal

  4. pure(adj)

    free from discordant qualities

    Antonyms:
    impure, adulterate, unharmonious, mitigated, adulterated, polluted, applied, defiled, maculate, inharmonious, alloyed, unchaste, muddy, technical grade, bastardized, debased, technical-grade, contaminated, muddied, dingy, unpurified, dirty, bastardised

    Synonyms:
    pure(a), utter(a), unadulterated, thoroughgoing(a), double-dyed(a), virtuous, perfect(a), virgin, gross(a), staring(a), arrant(a), virginal, stark(a), consummate(a), everlasting(a), complete(a), sodding(a), saturated, vestal

  5. pure(adj)

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

    Antonyms:
    defiled, adulterate, bastardized, technical-grade, contaminated, unharmonious, mitigated, debased, unpurified, adulterated, technical grade, unchaste, muddied, bastardised, impure, applied, maculate, muddy, inharmonious, alloyed, polluted, dirty, dingy

    Synonyms:
    pure(a), utter(a), unadulterated, thoroughgoing(a), double-dyed(a), virtuous, perfect(a), virgin, gross(a), staring(a), arrant(a), virginal, stark(a), consummate(a), everlasting(a), complete(a), sodding(a), saturated, vestal

  6. pure(adj)

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

    Antonyms:
    muddied, maculate, polluted, bastardised, adulterate, alloyed, mitigated, inharmonious, dingy, muddy, contaminated, applied, unharmonious, bastardized, adulterated, debased, unpurified, technical-grade, impure, defiled, technical grade, dirty, unchaste

    Synonyms:
    pure(a), utter(a), unadulterated, thoroughgoing(a), double-dyed(a), virtuous, perfect(a), virgin, gross(a), staring(a), arrant(a), virginal, stark(a), consummate(a), everlasting(a), complete(a), sodding(a), saturated, vestal

  7. pure, vestal, virgin, virginal, virtuous(adj)

    in a state of sexual virginity

    Antonyms:
    polluted, muddied, dirty, adulterate, technical-grade, impure, mitigated, muddy, alloyed, bastardised, technical grade, unchaste, unharmonious, applied, debased, maculate, defiled, adulterated, unpurified, contaminated, dingy, inharmonious, bastardized

    Synonyms:
    pure(a), utter(a), unadulterated, thoroughgoing(a), double-dyed(a), virtuous, perfect(a), virgin, gross(a), staring(a), arrant(a), virginal, stark(a), consummate(a), everlasting(a), complete(a), sodding(a), saturated, pure, vestal

Wiktionary

  1. pure(adverb)

    Antonyms:
    impure, contaminated

    Synonyms:
    perfect, innocent

  2. pure(adjective)

    free of flaws or imperfections; unsullied

    Antonyms:
    contaminated, impure, applied

    Synonyms:
    innocent, perfect

  3. pure(adjective)

    free of foreign material or pollutants

    Antonyms:
    contaminated, impure, applied

    Synonyms:
    perfect, innocent

  4. pure(adjective)

    free of immoral behavior or qualities; clean

    Antonyms:
    impure, contaminated, applied

    Synonyms:
    innocent, perfect

  5. pure(adjective)

    of a branch of science, done for its own sake instead of serving another branch of science.

    Synonyms:
    perfect, innocent

    Antonyms:
    applied, contaminated, impure

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. pure

    That is pure which is free from mixture or contact with anything that weakens, impairs, or pollutes. Material substances are called pure in the strict sense when free from foreign admixture of any kind; as, pure oxygen; the word is often used to signify free from any defiling or objectionable admixture (the original sense); we speak of water as pure when it is bright, clear, and refreshing, tho it may contain mineral salts in solution; in the medical and chemical sense, only distilled water (aqua pura) is pure. In moral and religious use pure is a strong word, denoting positive excellence of a high order; one is innocent who knows nothing of evil, and has experienced no touch of temptation; one is pure who, with knowledge of evil and exposure to temptation, keeps heart and soul unstained. Virtuous refers primarily to right action; pure to right feeling and motives; as, "Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God," Matt. v, 8. Compare FINE; INNOCENT.

    Antonyms:
    adulterated, defiled, dirty, filthy, foul, gross, immodest, impure, indecent, indelicate, lewd, mixed, obscene, polluted, stained, sullied, tainted, tarnished, unchaste, unclean

    Synonyms:
    absolute, chaste, classic, classical, clean, clear, continent, genuine, guileless, guiltless, holy, immaculate, incorrupt, innocent, mere, perfect, real, sheer, simple, spotless, stainless, true, unadulterated, unblemished, uncorrupted, undefiled, unmingled, unmixed, unpolluted, unspotted, unstained, unsullied, untainted, untarnished, upright, virtuous

Translation

Find a translation for this antonym in other languages:

Select another language:


Citation

Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"pure." Synonyms.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 24 Oct. 2014. <http://www.synonyms.net/antonyms/pure>.

Are we missing a good antonym for pure?


The Web's Largest Resource for

Synonyms & Antonyms


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for pure: