simon-pure

adjective
si·​mon-pure | \ ˌsī-mən-ˈpyu̇r How to pronounce simon-pure (audio) \

Definition of simon-pure

: of untainted purity or integrity also : pretentiously or hypocritically pure

First Known Use of simon-pure

1834, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for simon-pure

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

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“Simon-pure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/simon-pure. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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