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IMPURE

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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]

Meaning:

Combined with extraneous elements

Similar:

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)

Also:

impure; unclean (ritually unclean or impure)

unprocessed (not altered from an original or natural state)

Attribute:

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

Antonym:

pure (free of extraneous elements of any kind)


Sense 2impure [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(used of persons or behaviors) immoral or obscene

Context example:

impure thoughts

Similar:

defiled; maculate (morally blemished; stained or impure)

Also:

unchaste (not chaste)

Attribute:

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

Antonym:

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


Sense 3impure [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Ritually unclean or impure

Synonyms:

unclean; impure

Context example:

and the swine...is unclean to you

Similar:

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)

Also:

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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