What is another word for impure?

Pronunciation: [ɪmpjˈʊ͡ə] (IPA)

Impure, a word that traditionally refers to something that is not clean, wholesome or natural. The word impure can be used to describe both physical and abstract objects, such as water, air, or thoughts. However, there are many synonyms that can be used to describe the same concept in a more appropriate or nuanced way. Among these synonyms for impure are the words polluted, tainted, contaminated, corrupt, adulterated, and mixed. These synonyms highlight different aspects of impurity, such as the source of the impurity, the degree of contamination, or the moral implications of a substance's impurity. Using these synonyms can help writers express themselves more precisely and convey their intended meanings more effectively.

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What are the opposite words for impure?

Impure can be defined as something that is contaminated, adulterated or polluted. Antonyms for impure would include words like pure, clean, pristine, clear and refined. Pure suggests something that is unadulterated, natural and free from unwanted elements. Clean portrays the idea of spotlessness, hygiene and absence of dirt. Pristine implies something that is untouched, unspoiled and unchanged. Clear is the opposite of cloudy, murky or hazy, signifying transparency and clarity. Finally, refined suggests a high degree of purity, sophistication, and elegance. These antonyms for impure are useful in describing the opposite characteristics of that which is contaminated or affected by impurity.

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Usage examples for Impure

Doubtless the sprinkling of white that lay everywhere would resolve itself on the morrow into torn paper, to be laboriously impaled on spiked sticks and carried away in baskets; doubtless to-day much of it on a nearer view would consist of impure complexions and rank odour; but it was strong and piping-hot Life, inspiring, infinitely analysable, and irresistibly setting private griefs and joys and over-emphasised sensations into place and proportion....
"The Debit Account"
Oliver Onions
She paused a moment, and then went on with a kind of suppressed eagerness, as if telling me the story were a rare, but a possibly impure satisfaction, But it has not been only the money; it has been everything.
"Four Meetings"
Henry James
No one but a really innocent girl could be so frank, because to the impure all truth is suspicious.
"Helena Brett's Career"
Desmond Coke

Famous quotes with Impure

  • The spiritual virtue of a sacrament is like light; although it passes among the impure, it is not polluted.
    Saint Aurelius Augustine
  • Free speech is not to be regulated like diseased cattle and impure butter. The audience that hissed yesterday may applaud today, even for the same performance.
    William O. Douglas
  • O Lord, deliver me from the man of excellent intention and impure heart: for the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked.
    T. S. Eliot
  • In the music industry, we value large success. I realized that while I would like that, that it's not what my writing is about. And if I start making it about that, it becomes impure.
    David Friedman
  • As to the pure all things are pure, even so to the impure all things are impure.
    Augustus Hare

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