pristine Definition

  • 1in its original condition; unspoiled
  • 2clean and fresh as if new; spotless

Using pristine: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "pristine" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The beach was pristine, with no signs of human activity.

  • Example

    The car looked pristine after being washed and waxed.

  • Example

    The ancient artifacts were found in pristine condition.

  • Example

    The forest remained pristine due to conservation efforts.

pristine Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for pristine

Phrases with pristine

  • an area of untouched and unspoiled nature


    The national park is home to a pristine wilderness that attracts many visitors.

  • pristine condition

    a state of being clean and undamaged, as if new


    The antique vase was in pristine condition, with no chips or cracks.

  • a natural setting that has not been altered by human activity


    The research station is located in a pristine environment, allowing scientists to study the ecosystem without interference.

Origins of pristine

from Latin 'pristinus', meaning 'former'


Summary: pristine in Brief

The term 'pristine' [ˈprɪstiːn] describes something in its original, unspoiled condition, often referring to nature or historical artifacts. It can also mean something that is clean and fresh, as if new. Examples include 'The beach was pristine,' and 'The car looked pristine after being washed and waxed.' Phrases like 'pristine wilderness' and 'pristine environment' emphasize the natural aspect of the word.

How do native speakers use this expression?