si·​mon-pure ˌsī-mən-ˈpyu̇r How to pronounce simon-pure (audio)
: of untainted purity or integrity
also : pretentiously or hypocritically pure

Examples of simon-pure in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the notion that small community banks are somehow simon-pure, in contrast to the risk-happy banks of the East and West Coasts, is ludicrous on its face. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 21 Apr. 2023

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Word History


from the real Simon Pure, alluding to a character impersonated by another in the play A Bold Stroke for a Wife (1718) by Susannah Centlivre

First Known Use

1834, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of simon-pure was in 1834

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“Simon-pure.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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