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Definitions for purity
ˈpyʊər ɪ tipu·ri·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. purity, purenessnoun

    being undiluted or unmixed with extraneous material

  2. purity, pureness, sinlessness, innocence, whitenessnoun

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

  3. honor, honour, purity, purenessnoun

    a woman's virtue or chastity


  1. puritynoun

    The state or degree of being pure.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Puritynoun

    Etymology: puritè, Fr. puritas, Lat.

    Her urn
    Pours streams select, and purity of waters. Matthew Prior.

    From the body’s purity, the mind
    Receives a secret aid. James Thomson, Summer.

    Death sets us safely on shore in our long-expected Canaan, where there are no temptations, no danger of falling, but eternal purity and immortal joys secure our innocence and happiness for ever. William Wake, Preparation for Death.

    Could I come to her with any detection in my hand, I could drive her then from the ward of her purity, her reputation, and her marriage vow. William Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor.


  1. purity

    Purity is the state or quality of being uncontaminated, unmixed, unadulterated or undiluted. It denotes the level of cleanliness, clearness or absence of impurities, pollutants, or foreign substances. This term can be applied in various contexts such as science, morality, spirituality or personal character and usually refers to a pristine or original condition.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Puritynoun

    the condition of being pure

  2. Puritynoun

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

  3. Puritynoun

    cleanness; freedom from foulness or dirt

  4. Puritynoun

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

  5. Puritynoun

    freedom from any sinister or improper motives or views

  6. Puritynoun

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

  7. Etymology: [OE. purete, purte, OF. purt, F. puret, from L. puritas, fr. purus pure. See Pure.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Purity

    pūr′i-ti, n. condition of being pure: freedom from mixture of any kind: freedom from sin or defilement: chastity: sincerity: freedom from foreign or improper idioms or words.

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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of purity in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of purity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of purity in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Pietschmann:

    The increase in purity is the result of an increase in production from Latin America, from 2013 to 2016, there has been a tripling of cocaine production in Colombia. If there's more on the market, you increase the purity. If there's less in the market, you reduce the purity.

  2. Margaret Fuller:

    It is astonishing what force, purity, and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods.

  3. Blair Taylor:

    The idea that natural purity translates into racial or national purity, that was one that was very central to the Nazis’ environmental discourse. 'Unspoiled’ forest goes hand in hand with racial purity or something like that. The Nazis saw themselves as environmentalists.

  4. Leonardo DaVinci:

    Iron rusts from disuse water loses its purity from stagnation and in cold weather becomes frozen even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind.

  5. Jeremy Douglas:

    The continued drop in prices of crystal methamphetamine in Southeast Asia, for instance in Malaysia and Thailand, while purity of the drug remains high, means greater affordability and accessibility of high-purity drugs, organized crime [ syndicates ] have all the ingredients in place that they need to continue to grow the business, including territory to produce, access to chemicals, established trafficking routes and relationships to move product, and a massive population with spending power to target.

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