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Meaning of PURITY

Pronunciation:  'pyûritee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a woman's virtue or chastity
  2. [n]  the state of being free from sin or moral wrong; lacking a knowledge of evil
  3. [n]  being undiluted or unmixed with extraneous material

PURITY is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: honor, honour, innocence, pureness, sinlessness
 Antonyms: impureness, impurity
 See Also: chastity, cleanness, condition, plainness, sexual morality, status, virtue



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pu"ri*ty\, n. [OE. purete, purte, OF. purt['e], F.
puret['e], from L. puritas, fr. purus pure. See {Pure}.]
The condition of being pure. Specifically:
(a) freedom from foreign admixture or deleterious matter; as,
    the purity of water, of wine, of drugs, of metals.
(b) Cleanness; freedom from foulness or dirt. ``The purity of
    a linen vesture.'' --Holyday.
(c) Freedom from guilt or the defilement of sin; innocence;
    chastity; as, purity of heart or of life.
(d) Freedom from any sinister or improper motives or views.
(e) Freedom from foreign idioms, or from barbarous or
    improper words or phrases; as, purity of style.