Impure



[im-pyoo r] /ɪmˈpyʊər/

adjective
1.
not pure; mixed with extraneous matter, especially of an inferior or contaminating nature:
impure water and air.
2.
modified by admixture, as color.
3.
mixed or combined with something else:
an impure style of architecture.
4.
regarded by a religion as unclean, as animals or things.
5.
not morally pure or proper; unchaste or obscene:
impure thoughts.
6.
marked by foreign and unsuitable or objectionable elements or characteristics, as a style of art or of literary expression.
/ɪmˈpjʊə/
adjective
1.
not pure; combined with something else; tainted or sullied
2.
(in certain religions)

3.
(of a colour) mixed with another colour or with black or white
4.
of more than one origin or style, as of architecture or other design
adj.

mid-15c., from Middle French impur (13c.), from Latin impurus “unclean, filthy, foul,” from assimilated form of in- “not, opposite of” (see in- (1)) + purus “pure” (see pure). As a noun from 1784. Related: Impurely.

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