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Definition 1: (used of persons or behaviors) immoral or obscene - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where impure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • impure thoughts

(impure is similar to ...) morally blemished; stained or impure

(means also ...) not chaste

"unchaste conduct"

(... are attributes of impure) concern with the distinction between good and evil or right and wrong; right or good conduct

Definition 2: combined with extraneous elements - [adjective denoting all]

(impure is similar to ...) deriving from more than one source or style

(impure is similar to ...) not made pure

(impure is similar to ...) containing small amounts of other chemicals, hence slightly impure

"technical-grade sulfuric acid"

(impure is similar to ...) mixed with impurities

(impure is similar to ...) (used of metals) debased by mixture with an inferior element

(impure is similar to ...) (of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear

"dirty" "a dirty (or dingy) white" "the muddied grey of the sea" "muddy colors" "dirty-green walls" "dirty-blonde hair"

(impure is similar to ...) rendered unwholesome by contaminants and pollution

"had to boil the contaminated water" "polluted lakes and streams"

(means also ...) not altered from an original or natural state

"unprocessed commodities"

(means also ...) 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"

(... are attributes of impure) being undiluted or unmixed with extraneous material

Definition 3: having a physical or moral blemish so as to make impure according to dietary or ceremonial laws - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where impure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • unclean meat
  • and the swine...is unclean to you

Synonyms for impure in the sense of this definition

(impure is similar to ...) not conforming to dietary laws

(impure is similar to ...) (especially used in traditional Hindu belief of the lowest caste or castes) defiling

(means also ...) combined with extraneous elements

(impure belongs to category ...) a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny

"he lost his faith but not his morality"

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