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impure

im·pure

impure

 
pronunciation:
ihm pyur
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Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: mixed with or contaminated by other things, esp. of inferior quality; adulterated or polluted.
synonyms:
adulterate, contaminated, corrupt, polluted, tainted
antonyms:
clean, pure
similar words:
alloyed, foul, mixed, mongrel, poisonous, unclean, unwholesome
definition 2: ritually unclean or unfit for use; defiled.
synonyms:
defiled, unclean
similar words:
unfit
definition 3: morally questionable; lacking chastity.
synonyms:
corrupt, defiled, degenerate, sullied, unchaste, unclean
antonyms:
chaste, clean, pure, spotless
similar words:
base, dirty, dissolute, immodest, immoral, loose, promiscuous, unwholesome
derivations: impurely (adv.), impureness (n.)
Word Parts
The word impure contains the following part:
im-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix im-2 occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of in-2 used before roots beginning with the letter "m," "p," and "b." See in-2.