Definitions for purityˈpyʊər ɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pu•ri•tyˈpyʊər ɪ ti(n.)

  1. the condition or quality of being pure; freedom from anything that contaminates, pollutes, etc.

  2. freedom from any admixture or modifying addition.

  3. cleanness.

  4. freedom from guilt or evil; innocence.

  5. freedom from foreign or inappropriate elements; careful correctness:

    purity of expression.

  6. the chroma, saturation, or degree of freedom from white of a given color.

    Category: Optics

Princeton's WordNet

  1. purity, pureness(noun)

    being undiluted or unmixed with extraneous material

  2. purity, pureness, sinlessness, innocence, whiteness(noun)

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

  3. honor, honour, purity, pureness(noun)

    a woman's virtue or chastity

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. purity(noun)ˈpyʊər ɪ ti

    ≠ impurity

    the purity of the air; the purity of her intentions


  1. purity(Noun)

    The state or degree of being pure.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Purity(noun)

    the condition of being pure

  2. Purity(noun)

    freedom from foreign admixture or deleterious matter; as, the purity of water, of wine, of drugs, of metals

  3. Purity(noun)

    cleanness; freedom from foulness or dirt

  4. Purity(noun)

    freedom from guilt or the defilement of sin; innocence; chastity; as, purity of heart or of life

  5. Purity(noun)

    freedom from any sinister or improper motives or views

  6. Purity(noun)

    freedom from foreign idioms, or from barbarous or improper words or phrases; as, purity of style

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. purity

    1. A rapt, interested and ecstatic aloofness toward natural processes. 2. A sewerage system that carries off everything, leaving the soul perfectly bald. 3. A condition of the mind that causes one to snoop around in garbage-dumps and start a league. 4. A plan of teaching things to children in which they are not interested. 5. An ethereal nose giving the miraculous power of sensing the lavatory in the Elysian Fields before it smells the flowers. (There is purity of mind, purity of body and purity of speech. Any one person endowed with all three of these modes or purity is blessed, elect, saved, or otherwise atrophied and pickled.)

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