1. (superl.) Separate from all heterogeneous or extraneous matter; free from mixture or combination; clean; mere; simple; unmixed; as, pure water; pure clay; pure air; pure compassion.

2. (superl.) Free from moral defilement or quilt; hence, innocent; guileless; chaste; -- applied to persons.

3. (superl.) Free from that which harms, vitiates, weakens, or pollutes; genuine; real; perfect; -- applied to things and actions.

4. (superl.) Ritually clean; fitted for holy services.

5. (superl.) of a single, simple sound or tone; -- said of some vowels and the unaspirated consonants.

Attic Christian Christlike Christly Ciceronian God-fearing Spartan above suspicion absolute abstract academical aesthetic all-embracing all-encompassing all-out all-pervading angelic antiseptic artistic ascetic austere authentic bald bare basic beyond all praise blameless blasted bleached blessed blotless bona fide born bright broad-based candid card-carrying chaste choice classic classical clean cleanly clear common commonplace complete comprehensive conceptual confounded congenital conjectural consummate correct creditable dainty decent decorous deep-dyed defectless dinkum direct dirt-free disinfected downright dry dull dyed-in-the-wool easy egregious elegant elementary erect essential estimable ethical everyday excellent exemplary exhaustive fair fastidious faultless finished flawless following the letter frank fresh full of integrity fundamental garden garden-variety genuine godlike godly godly-minded good graceful gracile gross guileless guiltless heavenly high-minded high-principled highly respectable holy holy-minded homely homespun homogeneous honest honest-to-God honorable household hypothetical ideal immaculate impeccable in good taste inartificial inculpable indefectible indefective indivisible infallible infernal innocent intact intensive inviolate irreducible irreproachable just just right kosher law-abiding law-loving law-revering lawful lean legitimate lifelike limpid literal lucid maidenly manly matter-of-fact mere modest monolithic moral natural naturalistic neat noble nondescript nonpolluted notional of a piece of choice of cleanly habits of quality omnibus omnipresent open ordinary original otherworldly out-and-out outright pasteurized peerless pellucid perfect perspicuous pervasive philosophical pious plain plain-speaking plain-spoken pleasing plenary plumb polished primal primary principled proper prosaic prosing prosy pure and simple pure in heart purehearted quiet quintessential radical real realistic refined regular reputable respectable restrained right right-minded righteous rightful ritually pure round rustic saintlike saintly sanitary seraphic severe sexually innocent sheer shiny simon-pure simple simple-speaking sincere single sinless smut-free smutless snowy sober solid spare speculative spiritual spiritual-minded spotless stainless stark sterile sterilized sterling straight straightforward subdued sure-enough sweeping sweet tahar taintless tasteful terse theoretical


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