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PURITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does purity mean? 

PURITY (noun)
  The noun PURITY has 3 senses:

1. being undiluted or unmixed with extraneous material
2. the state of being unsullied by sin or moral wrong; lacking a knowledge of evil
3. a woman's virtue or chastity

  Familiarity information: PURITY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PURITY (noun)


Sense 1purity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Being undiluted or unmixed with extraneous material

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

pureness; purity

Hypernyms ("purity" is a kind of...):

condition; status (a state at a particular time)

Attribute:

pure (free of extraneous elements of any kind)

impure (combined with extraneous elements)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "purity"):

plainness (the state of being unmixed with other material)

Antonym:

impurity (the condition of being impure)


Sense 2purity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The state of being unsullied by sin or moral wrong; lacking a knowledge of evil

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

sinlessness; whiteness; purity; pureness; innocence

Hypernyms ("purity" is a kind of...):

condition; status (a state at a particular time)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "purity"):

cleanness (without moral defects)


Sense 3purity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A woman's virtue or chastity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

pureness; purity; honor; honour

Hypernyms ("purity" is a kind of...):

chastity; sexual morality; virtue (morality with respect to sexual relations)


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