What does purity mean?

Definitions for purity
ˈpyʊər ɪ tipu·ri·ty

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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

Wiktionary

  1. purity(Noun)

    The state or degree of being pure.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Purity(noun)

    the condition of being pure

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

  2. Purity(noun)

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

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

  3. Purity(noun)

    cleanness; freedom from foulness or dirt

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

  4. Purity(noun)

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

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

  5. Purity(noun)

    freedom from any sinister or improper motives or views

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

  6. Purity(noun)

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

    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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Numerology

  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. Swami Sivanada:

    Life is short. Time is fleeting. Realize the Self. Purity of the heart is the gateway to God. Aspire. Renounce. Meditate. Be good do good. Be kind be compassionate. Inquire, know Thyself.

  2. Anne Bronte, Agnes Grey:

    And then, the unspeakable purity and freshness of the air! There was just enough heat to enhance the value of the breeze, and just enough wind to keep the whole sea in motion, to make the waves come bounding to the shore, foaming and sparkling, as if wild with glee.

  3. Swami Vivekananda:

    Purity,patience, and preserverance are the three essentials to success, and above all love.

  4. Michelle Obama:

    One of the things I do worry about sometimes among progressives in the United States, maybe it's true here as well, is a certain kind of rigidity where we say,' Uh, I'm sorry, this is how it's going to be,' and then we start sometimes creating what's called a' circular firing squad,' where you start shooting at your allies because one of them is straying from purity on the issues.

  5. Eric Hoffer:

    Social improvement is attained more readily by a concern with the quality of results than with the purity of motives.

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