pure Definition

  • 1not mixed or adulterated with any other substance or material
  • 2free of any contamination
  • 3complete and total

Using pure: Examples

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

  • Example

    The water in the mountain stream is pure and safe to drink.

  • Example

    She has a pure heart and always tries to do the right thing.

  • Example

    The company's mission is to provide pure and natural products to their customers.

  • Example

    He was motivated by pure greed and didn't care about the consequences.

pure Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with pure

  • completely and straightforwardly


    The reason for his resignation was pure and simple: he couldn't work with his boss anymore.

  • an event that happens by chance without any premeditation or design


    It was pure coincidence that we both ended up at the same restaurant at the same time.

  • success or good fortune that is due entirely to chance rather than skill or planning


    Winning the lottery was pure luck; he had never played before.

Origins of pure

from Old French 'pur', from Latin 'purus'


Summary: pure in Brief

The term 'pure' [pyoor] refers to something that is not mixed with any other substance, free of contamination, or complete and total. It can describe water, products, or people's intentions, as in 'The water in the mountain stream is pure and safe to drink.' 'Pure' also extends into phrases like 'pure and simple,' meaning completely and straightforwardly.

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