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
But on this day, a new purity test of left-wingedness was revealed.
Neutral hues, by contrast, were one means of dissent, suggesting a certain purity and seriousness of purpose.
The South, as before, enjoys the advantage of nostalgic purity, and once again the rebels engineer the terms of peace to preserve the fantasy of their own unspoiled honor.
Words cannot measure the depth of their devotion, the purity of their love, or the totality of their courage.
In 2014, Jobbik’s popularity surged, thanks to a platform that pledged to preserve Hungarian ethnic purity.
At Any Price Having lost his purity, Efron went the high-brow indie film route.
Indian traditional lotus fillers symbolized purity and the blossom of new life.
The chronicle of efforts to police the purity of various strains –
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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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