Pronunciation of Impure
/ɪmpjˈʊ͡ə/, /ɪmpjˈʊə/, /ɪ_m_p_j_ˈʊə/
Synonyms for impure:
Scabbed, flawed, defaced, discolored, scratched, notched, marked, spotted, tainted, freckled, Scuffed, disfigured, splotched, imperfect, abraded, fractured, chipped, gashed, slit, specked, marred, damaged, flecked, spoiled, Scored, scarred, blistered, cracked, defective, blotched, stained, blemished, Nicked, pockmarked, scraped, deformed, distorted, tarnished, Hacked.
foul, unclean, dirty, polluted, indecent, sordid, coarse, lewd, squalid, immoral, smutty, nasty, defective, defiled, contaminated, obscene, alloyed, tainted, imperfect, slovenly, adulterated, debased, unchaste, Doctored, filthy, grubby, blemished.
infectious, scatological, mucky, unhygenic, dirty, unclean, disgusting, grubby, dusty, icky, toxic, squalid, sordid, odious, grungy, foul, shabby, septic, sloppy, slovenly, smutty, crummy, defiled, unsanitary, offensive, grimy, dingy, filthy, muddy, scruffy, murky, obscene, putrid, festering, fetid, insalubrious, untidy.
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 4 (noun)
contaminated, nonkosher, bastardized, muddy, debased, dingy, tref, maculate, composite, adulterate, unpurified, bastardised, polluted, unclean, terefah, defiled, muddied, adulterated, untouchable, alloyed.
Usage examples for impure:
- Going almost every day to the nunnery, she wearied Olga, complaining of her unbearable misery, weeping, and feeling as she did so that she brought with her into the cell something impure, pitiful, shabby. - "The Darling and Other Stories", Anton Chekhov.
- In the ashes he found roasted meat, which looked tempting to a hungry man: he called his neighbours, and all sat down to make merry over the mishap; presently they came to the head, which proved to be that of a dog, some enemy having doubtless stolen the sheep and put the impure animal in its place. - "Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah", Sir Richard Francis Burton.
- We must work not on the object, but on the impure mind affected by the object. - "The Task of Social Hygiene", Havelock Ellis.