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 Dictionary entry overview: What does impure mean? 

IMPURE (adjective)
  The adjective IMPURE has 3 senses:

1. combined with extraneous elements
2. (used of persons or behaviors) immoral or obscene
3. ritually unclean or impure

  Familiarity information: IMPURE used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

IMPURE (adjective)

Sense 1impure [BACK TO TOP]


Combined with extraneous elements


unpurified (not made pure)

dingy; dirty; muddied; muddy ((of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear)

adulterate; adulterated; debased (mixed with impurities)

alloyed ((used of metals) debased by mixture with an inferior element)

bastardised; bastardized (deriving from more than one source or style)

contaminated; polluted (rendered unwholesome by contaminants and pollution)


impure; unclean (ritually unclean or impure)

unprocessed (not altered from an original or natural state)


pureness; purity (being undiluted or unmixed with extraneous material)


pure (free of extraneous elements of any kind)

Sense 2impure [BACK TO TOP]


(used of persons or behaviors) immoral or obscene

Context example:

impure thoughts


defiled; maculate (morally blemished; stained or impure)


unchaste (not chaste)


morality (concern with the distinction between good and evil or right and wrong; right or good conduct)


pure ((used of persons or behaviors) having no faults; sinless)

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Ritually unclean or impure


unclean; impure

Context example:

and the unclean to you


defiled (having the purity corrupted; made unclean)

nonkosher; terefah; tref (not conforming to dietary laws)

untouchable (defiling to the touch; especially used in traditional Hindu belief of the lowest caste or castes)


dirty; soiled; unclean (soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime)

impure (combined with extraneous elements)

Domain category:

faith; religion; religious belief (a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny)

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