Pure vs. True

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  • Pure (adjective)

    Free of flaws or imperfections; unsullied.

  • Pure (adjective)

    Free of foreign material or pollutants.

  • Pure (adjective)

    Free of qualities; clean.

  • Pure (adjective)

    Mere; that and that only.

    "That idea is pure madness!"

  • Pure (adjective)

    Done for its own sake instead of serving another branch of science.

  • Pure (adjective)

    Of a single, simple sound or tone; said of some vowels and the unaspirated consonants.

  • Pure (adjective)

    Without harmonics or overtones; not harsh or discordant.

  • Pure (adverb)

    to a great extent or degree; extremely; exceedingly.

    "You’re pure busy."

  • Pure (noun)

    Feces, especially dog feces gathered in pre-20th-century England for use in the tanning of leather.

  • Pure (noun)

    alternative form of puer

  • Pure (verb)

    to hit (the ball) completely cleanly and accurately

    "Tiger Woods pured his first drive straight down the middle of the fairway."

  • True (adjective)

    Conforming to the actual state of reality or fact; factually correct.

    "This is a true story."

  • True (adjective)

    Conforming to a rule or pattern; exact; accurate.

    "a true copy;"

    "a true likeness of the original"

  • True (adjective)

    Of the state in Boolean logic that indicates an affirmative or positive result.

    ""A and B" is true if and only if "A" is true and "B" is true."

  • True (adjective)

    Loyal, faithful.

    "He’s turned out to be a true friend."

  • True (adjective)


    "This is true Parmesan cheese."

  • True (adjective)


    "The true king has returned!"

  • True (adjective)

    etc.}} Accurate; following a path toward the target.

  • True (adjective)

    Fair, unbiased, not loaded.

  • True (adverb)


    "this gun shoots true"

  • True (noun)

    The state of being in alignment.

  • True (noun)


  • True (noun)

    A pledge or truce.

  • True (verb)

    To straighten.

    "He trued the spokes of the bicycle wheel."

  • True (verb)

    To make even, level, symmetrical, or accurate, align; adjust.

    "We spent all night truing up the report."

  • Pure (adjective)

    Separate from all heterogeneous or extraneous matter; free from mixture or combination; clean; mere; simple; unmixed; as, pure water; pure clay; pure air; pure compassion.

  • Pure (adjective)

    Free from moral defilement or quilt; hence, innocent; guileless; chaste; - applied to persons.

  • Pure (adjective)

    Free from that which harms, vitiates, weakens, or pollutes; genuine; real; perfect; - applied to things and actions.

  • Pure (adjective)

    Ritually clean; fitted for holy services.

  • Pure (adjective)

    Of a single, simple sound or tone; - said of some vowels and the unaspirated consonants.

  • True (adjective)

    Conformable to fact; in accordance with the actual state of things; correct; not false, erroneous, inaccurate, or the like; as, a true relation or narration; a true history; a declaration is true when it states the facts.

  • True (adjective)

    Right to precision; conformable to a rule or pattern; exact; accurate; as, a true copy; a true likeness of the original.

  • True (adjective)

    Steady in adhering to friends, to promises, to a prince, or the like; unwavering; faithful; loyal; not false, fickle, or perfidious; as, a true friend; a wife true to her husband; an officer true to his charge.

  • True (adjective)

    Actual; not counterfeit, adulterated, or pretended; genuine; pure; real; as, true balsam; true love of country; a true Christian.

  • True (adjective)

    Genuine; real; not deviating from the essential characters of a class; as, a lizard is a true reptile; a whale is a true, but not a typical, mammal.

  • True (adverb)

    In accordance with truth; truly.

Webster Dictionary
  • Pure (adjective)

    free of extraneous elements of any kind;

    "pure air and water"

    "pure gold"

    "pure primary colors"

    "the violin's pure and lovely song"

    "pure tones"

  • Pure (adjective)

    without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers;

    "an arrant fool"

    "a complete coward"

    "a consummate fool"

    "a double-dyed villain"

    "gross negligence"

    "a perfect idiot"

    "pure folly"

    "what a sodding mess"

    "stark staring mad"

    "a thoroughgoing villain"

    "utter nonsense"

  • Pure (adjective)

    concerned with theory and data rather than practice; opposed to applied;

    "pure science"

  • Pure (adjective)

    (of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white or gray or black

  • Pure (adjective)

    free from discordant qualities

  • Pure (adjective)

    used of persons or behaviors; having no faults; sinless;

    "I felt pure and sweet as a new baby"

    "pure as the driven snow"

  • Pure (adjective)

    in a state of sexual virginity;

    "pure and vestal modesty"

    "a spinster or virgin lady"

    "men have decreed that their women must be pure and virginal"

  • Pure (adjective)

    not mixed;

    "pure oxygen"

  • True (noun)

    proper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment;

    "out of true"

  • True (verb)

    make level, square, balanced, or concentric;

    "true up the cylinder of an engine"

  • True (adjective)

    consistent with fact or reality; not false;

    "the story is true"

    "it is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true"

    "the true meaning of the statement"

  • True (adjective)

    not synthetic or spurious; of real or natural origin;

    "real mink"

    "true gold"

  • True (adjective)

    conforming to definitive criteria;

    "the horseshoe crab is not a true crab"

    "Pythagoras was the first true mathematician"

  • True (adjective)

    accurately placed or thrown;

    "his aim was true"

    "he was dead on target"

  • True (adjective)

    devoted (sometimes fanatically) to a cause or concept or truth;

    "true believers bonded together against all who disagreed with them"

  • True (adjective)

    expressing or given to expressing the truth;

    "a true statement"

    "gave truthful testimony"

    "a truthful person"

  • True (adjective)

    worthy of being depended on;

    "a dependable worker"

    "an honest working stiff"

    "a reliable source of information"

    "he was true to his word"

    "I would be true for there are those who trust me"

  • True (adjective)

    not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed;

    "genuine emotion"

    "her interest in people was unfeigned"

    "true grief"

  • True (adjective)

    rightly so called;

    "true courage"

    "a spirit which true men have always admired"

    "a true friend"

  • True (adjective)

    determined with reference to the earth's axis rather than the magnetic poles;

    "true north is geographic north"

  • True (adjective)

    having a legally established claim;

    "the legitimate heir"

    "the true and lawful king"

  • True (adjective)

    in tune; accurate in pitch;

    "a true note"

  • True (adjective)

    accurately fitted; level;

    "the window frame isn't quite true"

  • True (adjective)

    reliable as a basis for action;

    "a true prophesy"

  • True (adverb)

    as acknowledged;

    "true, she is the smartest in her class"

Princeton's WordNet

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