Antonyms of adj pure

7 senses of pure

Sense 1
pure (vs. impure) -- (free of extraneous elements of any kind; "pure air and water"; "pure gold"; "pure primary colors"; "the violin's pure and lovely song"; "pure tones"; "pure oxygen")

impure (vs. pure) -- (combined with extraneous elements)
        => technical-grade, technical grade -- (containing small amounts of other chemicals, hence slightly impure; "technical-grade sulfuric acid")
        => adulterate, adulterated, debased -- (mixed with impurities)
        => alloyed -- ((used of metals) debased by mixture with an inferior element)
        => bastardized, bastardised -- (deriving from more than one source or style)
        => contaminated, polluted -- (rendered unwholesome by contaminants and pollution; "had to boil the contaminated water"; "polluted lakes and streams")
        => dirty, dingy, muddied, muddy -- ((of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear; "dirty" is often used in combination; "a dirty (or dingy) white"; "the muddied grey of the sea"; "muddy colors"; "dirty-green walls"; "dirty-blonde hair")
        => unpurified -- (not made pure)

Sense 2
arrant (prenominal), complete (prenominal), consummate (prenominal), double-dyed (prenominal), everlasting (prenominal), gross (prenominal), perfect (prenominal), pure (prenominal), sodding (prenominal), stark (prenominal), staring (prenominal), thoroughgoing (prenominal), utter (prenominal), unadulterated -- (without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers; "an arrant fool"; "a complete coward"; "a consummate fool"; "a double-dyed villain"; "gross negligence"; "a perfect idiot"; "pure folly"; "what a sodding mess"; "stark staring mad"; "a thoroughgoing villain"; "utter nonsense"; "the unadulterated truth")

INDIRECT (VIA unmitigated) -> mitigated -- (made less severe or intense; "he gladly accepted the mitigated penalty")

Sense 3
saturated (vs. unsaturated), pure -- ((of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white or grey or black)


Sense 4
pure -- (free from discordant qualities)

INDIRECT (VIA harmonious) -> inharmonious, unharmonious -- (not in harmony)

Sense 5
pure -- (concerned with theory and data rather than practice; opposed to applied; "pure science")

INDIRECT (VIA theoretical) -> applied -- (concerned with concrete problems or data rather than with fundamental principles; "applied physics"; "applied psychology"; "technical problems in medicine, engineering, economics and other applied disciplines"- Sidney Hook)

Sense 6
pure (vs. impure) -- ((used of persons or behaviors) having no faults; sinless; "I felt pure and sweet as a new baby"- Sylvia Plath; "pure as the driven snow")

impure (vs. pure) -- ((used of persons or behaviors) immoral or obscene; "impure thoughts")
        => defiled, maculate -- (morally blemished; stained or impure)

Sense 7
pure, vestal, virgin, virginal, virtuous -- (in a state of sexual virginity; "pure and vestal modesty"; "a spinster or virgin lady"; "men have decreed that their women must be pure and virginal")

INDIRECT (VIA chaste) -> unchaste -- (not chaste; "unchaste conduct")

Similarity of adj pure

7 senses of pure

Sense 1
pure (vs. impure) -- (free of extraneous elements of any kind; "pure air and water"; "pure gold"; "pure primary colors"; "the violin's pure and lovely song"; "pure tones"; "pure oxygen")
       => axenic -- ((used of cultures of microorganisms) completely free from other organisms; "an axenic culture")
       => clean, fresh -- (free from impurities; "clean water"; "fresh air")
       => clean, clear, light, unclouded -- ((of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims; "efforts to obtain a clean bass in orchestral recordings"; "clear laughter like a waterfall"; "clear reds and blues"; "a light lilting voice like a silver bell")
       => fine -- (free from impurities; having a high or specified degree of purity; "gold 21 carats fine")
       => native -- (as found in nature in the elemental form; "native copper")
       => plain, sheer, unmingled, unmixed -- (not mixed with extraneous elements; "plain water"; "sheer wine"; "not an unmixed blessing")
       => pristine -- (completely free from dirt or contamination; "pristine mountain snow")
       => sublimate -- (made pure)
       => unadulterated -- (not mixed with impurities; "unadulterated maple syrup")
       => unalloyed -- (free from admixture; "unalloyed metal"; "unalloyed pleasure")
       => uncontaminated, unpolluted -- (free from admixture with noxious elements; clean; "unpolluted streams"; "a contaminated lake")
       => virginal -- (untouched or undefiled; "nor is there anything more virginal than the shimmer of young foliage"- L.P.Smith)
          Also See-> clean#6; processed#3

Sense 2
arrant (prenominal), complete (prenominal), consummate (prenominal), double-dyed (prenominal), everlasting (prenominal), gross (prenominal), perfect (prenominal), pure (prenominal), sodding (prenominal), stark (prenominal), staring (prenominal), thoroughgoing (prenominal), utter (prenominal), unadulterated -- (without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers; "an arrant fool"; "a complete coward"; "a consummate fool"; "a double-dyed villain"; "gross negligence"; "a perfect idiot"; "pure folly"; "what a sodding mess"; "stark staring mad"; "a thoroughgoing villain"; "utter nonsense"; "the unadulterated truth")
       => unmitigated (vs. mitigated) -- (not diminished or moderated in intensity or severity; sometimes used as an intensifier; "unmitigated suffering"; "an unmitigated horror"; "an unmitigated lie")

Sense 3
saturated (vs. unsaturated), pure -- ((of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white or grey or black)
       => intense, vivid -- ((of color) having the highest saturation; "vivid green"; "intense blue")

Sense 4
pure -- (free from discordant qualities)
       => harmonious (vs. inharmonious) -- (musically pleasing)

Sense 5
pure -- (concerned with theory and data rather than practice; opposed to applied; "pure science")
       => theoretical (vs. applied) -- (concerned with theories rather than their practical applications; "theoretical physics")

Sense 6
pure (vs. impure) -- ((used of persons or behaviors) having no faults; sinless; "I felt pure and sweet as a new baby"- Sylvia Plath; "pure as the driven snow")
       => immaculate, undefiled -- (free from stain or blemish)
       => white -- (free from moral blemish or impurity; unsullied; "in shining white armor")
          Also See-> chaste#1

Sense 7
pure, vestal, virgin, virginal, virtuous -- (in a state of sexual virginity; "pure and vestal modesty"; "a spinster or virgin lady"; "men have decreed that their women must be pure and virginal")
       => chaste (vs. unchaste) -- (morally pure (especially not having experienced sexual intercourse); "a holy woman innocent and chaste")

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