impure


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im·pure

 (ĭm-pyo͝or′)
adj. im·pur·er, im·pur·est
1. Not pure or clean; contaminated.
2. Not purified by religious rite; unclean.
3. Immoral or sinful: impure thoughts.
4. Mixed with another, usually inferior substance; adulterated.
5. Being a composite of more than one color or mixed with black or white.
6. Deriving from more than one source, style, or convention; eclectic: an impure art form.

im·pure′ly adv.
im·pure′ness n.

impure

(ɪmˈpjʊə)
adj
1. not pure; combined with something else; tainted or sullied
2. (Other Non-Christian Religions) (in certain religions)
a. (of persons) ritually unclean and as such debarred from certain religious ceremonies
b. (of foodstuffs, vessels, etc) debarred from certain religious uses
3. (General Physics) (of a colour) mixed with another colour or with black or white
4. (Architecture) of more than one origin or style, as of architecture or other design
imˈpurely adv
imˈpureness n

im•pure

(ɪmˈpyʊər)

adj.
1. not pure; mixed with extraneous matter, esp. of an inferior nature: impure water.
2. modified by admixture, as color.
3. mixed or combined with something else: an impure style of architecture.
4. regarded by a religion as unclean.
5. not morally pure.
[1530–40; < Latin]
im•pure′ly, adv.
im•pure′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.impure - combined with extraneous elements
unclean, impure - having a physical or moral blemish so as to make impure according to dietary or ceremonial laws; "unclean meat"; "and the swine...is unclean to you"-Leviticus 11:3
unprocessed - not altered from an original or natural state; "unprocessed commodities"
pure - 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"
2.impure - (used of persons or behaviors) immoral or obscene; "impure thoughts"
unchaste - not chaste; "unchaste conduct"
pure - (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"
3.impure - having a physical or moral blemish so as to make impure according to dietary or ceremonial laws; "unclean meat"; "and the swine...is unclean to you"-Leviticus 11:3
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"
impure - combined with extraneous elements

impure

adjective
2. immoral, corrupt, obscene, indecent, gross, coarse, lewd, carnal, X-rated (informal), salacious, unclean, prurient, lascivious, smutty, lustful, ribald, immodest, licentious, indelicate, unchaste They say such behaviour might lead to impure temptations.
immoral moral, pure, decent, modest, delicate, wholesome, chaste
3. unclean, dirty, foul, infected, contaminated, polluted, filthy, tainted, sullied, defiled, unwholesome, vitiated They were warned against drinking the impure water from the stream.
unclean clean, immaculate, spotless, squeaky-clean, unsullied, undefiled

impure

adjective
1. Ceremonially or religiously unfit:
2. Not chaste or moral:
3. Mixed with other substances:
Translations
قَذِر، غَير صافٍ، فاسِد
nečistýznečištěný
uren
szennyezett
óhreinn, mengaîur
nešvarumaspriemaiša
netīrspiesārņots
znečistený

impure

[ɪmˈpjʊəʳ] ADJ (Chem) [substance, drug] → impuro, con impurezas; [water] → con impurezas, contaminado; (morally) [person, thought] → impuro

impure

[ɪmˈpjʊər] adjimpur(e)

impure

adj water, drugs, thoughts, mindunrein; foodverunreinigt; motivesunsauber

impure

[ɪmˈpjʊəʳ] adj (Chem) (morally) → impuro/a; (air) → inquinato/a

impure

(imˈpjue) adjective
dirty, with other substances mixed in; not pure. impure air; The water is impure.
imˈpurity noun
1. something which is mixed into another substance, but which should not be. There are too many impurities in this steel.
2. the state of being impure. Complaints were made about the impurity of the milk.

impure

a. impuro-a; contaminado-a, adulterado-a.
References in classic literature ?
The authority of government, even such as I am willing to submit to--for I will cheerfully obey those who know and can do better than I, and in many things even those who neither know nor can do so well--is still an impure one: to be strictly just, it must have the sanction and consent of the governed.
There are pictures of nude women which suggest no impure thought--I am well aware of that.
I was rich enough now--yet poor to hideous indigence: a nature the most gross, impure, depraved I ever saw, was associated with mine, and called by the law and by society a part of me.
Conspicuous among these latter, like an animated bit of the spiked wall of Newgate, Jerry stood: aiming at the prisoner the beery breath of a whet he had taken as he came along, and discharging it to mingle with the waves of other beer, and gin, and tea, and coffee, and what not, that flowed at him, and already broke upon the great windows behind him in an impure mist and rain.
Glad was the Spirit impure as now in hope To find who might direct his wandring flight To Paradise the happie seat of Man, His journies end and our beginning woe.
He assures them that their last sample is impure and quite useless for his present purpose.
I should not dare to have an impure thought about you.
He was a sweet infant of the skies that had strayed away from his home, and all the inhabitants of this miserable world closed up their impure hearts against him, drew back their earthsoiled garments from his touch, and said, "We are holier than thou.
I am not alarmed," he replied; "I have too long foreseen this event, to feel alarmed at my approaching dissolution--no, for that, blessed be my God and my Redeemer, I am in some degree prepared; but I feel it impossible to shake off the feelings of this life while the pulse continues to beat, and yet the emotions I now experience must be in some measure allied to heaven; they are not impure, they are not selfish; nothing can partake of either, dear Charlotte, where your image is connected with the thoughts of a future world.
No doubt of it, unless he is fortunate enough to catch the small-pox, and even that is difficult, for we never get any impure air here.
He mistrusted the European temperament, he suffered from the European climate, he hated the European dinner-hour; European life seemed to him unscrupulous and impure.
A man of impure life, and a brazen face, asking Roderick if there were any serpent in his breast, he told him that there was, and of the same species that once tortured Don Rodrigo, the Goth.