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purely

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of purely

  1. 1 with purity of thought and deed <the devout girl vowed to live her life purely and in the service of God> Synonyms chastely, innocently, modestly, morally, righteously, virtuously Related Words decently, decorously, properly; priggishly, primly, prudishly Near Antonyms indecently, obscenely, vulgarly; lasciviously, lewdly, lustfully Antonyms evilly, immorally, impurely, sinfully, wickedly

  2. 2 for nothing other than <I fish purely for the fun of it—I don't care if I end up with no fish to fry> Synonyms alone, exclusively, just, only, solely, simplyRelated Words basically, by and large, chiefly, generally, largely, mainly, mostly, predominantly, primarily, principally, substantiallyNear Antonyms additionally, also, besides, likewise

  3. 3 nothing more than <her pleasantries were purely for show and masked her true feelings> Synonyms but, merely, only, just, simply





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