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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
impure (adjective)
not pure as
a) - lewd unchaste
b) containing something unclean - foul impure water
c) ritually unclean
d) mixed or impregnated with an extraneous and usually unwanted substance - an impure chemical
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
impure (adjective)
1.
containing foreign or lower-grade substances
SYNONIMS:
adulterate, adulterated, alloyed, contaminated, dilute, diluted, polluted, tainted, thinned, weakened
RELATED WORDS:
unclarified, unfiltered, unrefined; befouled, begrimed, bemired, besmirched, corrupted, debased, defiled, dirtied, fouled, maculate ( maculated), soiled, spoiled, sullied; blended, commingled, incorporated, intermingled, intermixed, merged, mingled, mixed; coalesced, combined, compounded; cheapened, doctored
NEAR ANTONYMS:
clarified, filtered, purified, refined, ultrarefined; neat, plain, straight; concentrated, strong; uncombined; pasteurized; sterile, sterilized; clean, immaculate, spotless, stainless, unsoiled, unsullied
fine, pure, ultrapure, unadulterated, unalloyed, uncontaminated, uncut, undiluted, unmixed, unpolluted, untainted
impure (adjective)
2.
depicting or referring to sexual matters in a way that is unacceptable in polite society
SYNONIMS:
bawdy, blue, coarse, crude, dirty, filthy, foul, gross, gutter, impure, indecent, lascivious, lewd, locker-room, nasty, pornographic, porny, profane, raunchy, ribald, smutty, stag, trashy, unprintable, vulgar, wanton, X-rated
RELATED WORDS:
broad, coarse-grained, gamy ( gamey), off, off-color ( off-colored), racy, risqué, salacious, salty, suggestive; barnyard, earthy, scatological; immodest, indecorous, indelicate, low, unbecoming; depraved, kinky, louche, naughty, perverse, perverted, wicked; exceptionable, objectionable, unacceptable, undesirable, unwanted, unwelcome; abhorrent, debasing, disgusting, loathsome, offensive, repellent ( repellant), repugnant, repulsive, revolting; distasteful, obnoxious, unpleasant; blamable, blameworthy, censurable, reprehensible; atrocious, infamous; abusive, scurrilous; hard-core, soft, soft-core
NEAR ANTONYMS:
priggish, prim, prudish, puritanical, staid, straitlaced ( straightlaced), Victorian; correct, decorous, genteel, nice, polite, proper, respectable, seemly; innocuous, inoffensive; acceptable, agreeable, desirable, pleasant, pleasing, welcome; appropriate, becoming, fit, meet, suitable; immaculate, perfect, pure, spotless, virginal; approved, endorsed ( indorsed), sanctioned
clean, decent, G-rated, nonobscene, wholesome
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