pure and simple

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of pure and simple

: with nothing other than what has been mentioned used after a noun or phrase to add emphasis
  • It was fraud, pure and simple.
  • The relationship is over, pure and simple.

Word by Word Definitions

pure play
  1. : unmixed with any other matter

  2. : free from dust, dirt, or taint

  3. : spotless, stainless

simple play
  1. : free from guile : innocent

  2. : free from vanity : modest

  3. : free from ostentation or display

  1. : a person of humble birth : commoner

  2. : a rude or credulous person : ignoramus

  3. : a mentally retarded person


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