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Pure vs. Virtuous

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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."

  • Virtuous (adjective)

    Full of virtue, having excellent moral character.

    "Successful communities need strong, selfless leaders and a virtuous people."

Wiktionary
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  • 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.

  • Virtuous (adjective)

    Possessing or exhibiting virtue.

  • Virtuous (adjective)

    Exhibiting manly courage and strength; valorous; valiant; brave.

  • Virtuous (adjective)

    Chaste; pure; - applied especially to women.

  • Virtuous (adjective)

    Having power or efficacy; powerfully operative; efficacious; potent.

  • Virtuous (adjective)

    Having moral excellence; characterized by morality; upright; righteous; pure; as, a virtuous action.

Webster Dictionary
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  • 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"

  • Virtuous (adjective)

    of moral excellence;

    "a genuinely good person"

    "a just cause"

    "an upright and respectable man"

    "the life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous"

  • Virtuous (adjective)

    morally excellent

  • Virtuous (adjective)

    behaving according to standards of what is right or just;

    "led a virtuous (or moral) life"

  • Virtuous (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"

Princeton's WordNet
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