Definition of purity
1 : the quality or state of being pure
2 : saturation 4a
Examples of purity in a Sentence
struggling to live a life of purity while surrounded by wickedness
Recent Examples of purity from the Web
There are still those who believe a grand sport has sold out to the masses, that entertainment ought not trump sporting purity.
In India, one-third of women and girls polled believe their society treats menstruating women unfairly due to myths about purity and cleanliness.
Stanfield enjoys the purity of a single-speed bike, but wanted to race in the sport bike division this season.
Svaty’s predicament is a case study of the dilemma facing Democrats: Should the party make issues such as abortion a litmus test for candidates, even if insisting on ideological purity could cost it at the polls?
When a Mobile Police dog indicated the package contained narcotics, investigators got a search warrant and found 16.93 kilos of methamphetamine with a purity of 92.8 percent.
The red stripes symbolize hardiness and valor, white symbolizes purity and innocence, and blue represents vigilance, perseverance and justice.
The idea is that anyone who doesn’t support white supremacy must be a weak man and is serving up the purity of the white woman to other races.
In the program-opening Bizet, there was kitchen-cleanser purity and speediness but little aerated lightness or charm.
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Origin and Etymology of purity
Middle English purete, from Anglo-French purité, from Late Latin puritat-, puritas, from Latin purus pure
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
PURITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of purity for English Language Learners
: lack of dirty or harmful substances
: lack of guilt or evil thoughts
PURITY Defined for Kids
Definition of purity for Students
1 : freedom from dirt or impurities
2 : freedom from sin or guilt
Medical Definition of purity
: the quality or state of being pure
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