What is another word for impurity?

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[ ɪmpjˈʊɹɪti], [ ɪmpjˈʊɹɪti], [ ɪ_m_p_j_ˈʊ_ɹ_ɪ_t_i]

Impurity refers to something that is contaminated, unclean, or tainted. Synonyms for impurity include pollution, blemish, contamination, corruption, defect, flaw, imperfection, taint, and dirtiness. Pollution refers to the presence or introduction of harmful substances into the environment. Blemish denotes a mark that spoils the appearance of something. Corruption refers to the act of damaging or impairing something gradually. Imperfection connotes a fault or defect in something. Taint refers to a trace of a bad or undesirable substance. Dirtiness refers to something that is unclean or unsanitary. Synonyms for impurity can be used interchangeably in relation to the degree of contamination or lack of purity in a substance.

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What are the opposite words for impurity?

Impurity refers to a lack of cleanliness, contamination, or the presence of harmful substances. The antonyms for impurity are clean, pure, and pristine. Clean conveys a sense of neatness, tidiness, and freedom from dirt or blemishes. Pure implies the absence of any impurities, adulteration, or contamination, while pristine suggests being untouched and unspoiled. Other antonyms for impurity include innocence, virtue, and piety. These words convey a sense of moral, ethical, or spiritual purity, lending a more profound sense of wholesomeness and goodness. Choosing the right antonym depends on the context and the degree of purity required, whether physical, chemical, or spiritual.

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Usage examples for Impurity

Breathe the polluted air, foul with every impurity that is poisonous to health and life; and have every sense conferred upon our race for its delight and happiness, offended, sickened, and disgusted, and made a channel by which misery and death alone can enter.
"Dickens As an Educator"
James L. (James Laughlin) Hughes
In truth, it seemed that his mind was so pure that he could not see impurity when it was almost thrust upon his vision.
"The Song of Songs"
Hermann Sudermann
And not only that," he added after a depressed pause, "there have been the many doubtful circumstances in which I have been thrown, and the enforced connection with impurity, not to be wondered at when one takes into consideration how easily a man becomes infected by the society he is in, and finds himself doing things that he would rather leave alone.
"The Song of Songs"
Hermann Sudermann

Famous quotes with Impurity

  • Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
    Swami Sivananda
  • We are not na?ve enough to ask for pure men; we ask merely for men whose impurity does not conflict with the obligations of their job.
    Jean Rostand
  • Any test that turns on what is offensive to the communitys standards is too loose, too capricious, too destructive of freedom of expression to be squared with the First Amendment. Under that test, juries can censor, suppress, and punish what they dont like, provided the matter relates to sexual impurity or has a tendency to excite lustful thoughts. This is community censorship in one of its worst forms. It creates a regime where in the battle between the literati and the Philistines, the Philistines are certain to win.
    William O. Douglas
  • Saints are not made by accident.Ambition fortifies the will of man to become ruler over other men: it operates with deception, cajolery, and violence, it is the action of impurity upon impurity. Not so in Heaven. A martyr, a saint, is always made by the design of God, for His love of men, to warn them and to lead them, to bring them back to His ways.so in Heaven the Saints
    T. S. Eliot
  • Our minds fall very readily under the spell of such unmitigated words as Purity and Chastity. Only death beyond decay, absolute non-existence, can be Pure and Chaste. Life is impurity, fact is impure. Everything has traces of alien matter; our very health is dependent on parasitic bacteria; the purest blood in the world has a tainted ancestor, and not a saint but has evil thoughts.... This stupidity, this unreasonable idealism of the common mind, fills life to-day with cruelties and exclusions, with partial suicides and secret shames. But we are born impure, we die impure; it is a fable that spotless white lilies sprang from any saint's decay, and the chastity of a monk or nun is but introverted impurity. We have to take life valiantly on these conditions and make such honour and beauty and sympathy out of our confusions, gather such constructive experience, as we may.... Life is that, and abstinence is for the most part a mere evasion of life.
    H. G. Wells

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