Synonyms of pure in English:

pure


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adjective

1‘every coin was of pure gold’

SYNONYMS
unmixed, unalloyed, unadulterated, unblended, uncontaminated, sterling, solid, refined, one hundred per cent, 100%
clarified, clear, filtered, distilled, processed, neat, straight, undiluted
flawless, perfect, genuine, authentic, real, actual, bona fide, veritable, true
British informal pukka
ANTONYMS

impure, adulterated

2‘they have their health because the air is so pure’

SYNONYMS
clean, clear, fresh, crisp, refreshing, sparkling, unpolluted, untainted, unadulterated, uncontaminated
wholesome, natural, healthy, health-giving, healthful, good for you
salubrious, sanitary, uninfected, disinfected, germ-free, sterile, sterilized, pasteurized, aseptic
ANTONYMS

impure, dirty, polluted

3‘she did so want to be pure in body and mind’

SYNONYMS
virtuous, moral, ethical, good, righteous, angelic, saintly, pious, honourable, reputable, wholesome, clean, honest, upright, upstanding, exemplary, above reproach, irreproachable, innocent
chaste, pure as the driven snow, virginal, maidenly
decent, worthy, noble, blameless, guiltless, sinless, stainless, spotless, unsullied, unblemished, unspoiled, unaffected, uncorrupted, undefiled, anti-corruption
informal squeaky clean
Christian Church immaculate, impeccable
ANTONYMS

immoral

4‘a system that emphasized practical rather than pure research’

SYNONYMS
theoretical, abstract, conceptual, academic, hypothetical, philosophical, speculative, conjectural, non-practical, non-technical
informal blue-sky
ANTONYMS

applied, practical

5‘three hours of pure magic—a show not to be missed’

SYNONYMS
sheer, utter, simple, absolute, downright, out-and-out, rank, complete, thorough, total, perfect, consummate, unmitigated, unqualified, palpable, patent
archaic arrant