Antonyms for purity

Grammar : Noun
Spell : pyoo r-i-tee
Phonetic Transcription : ˈpyʊər ɪ ti

Definition of purity

Origin :
  • c.1200, from Old French purete "simple truth," earlier purte (12c., Modern French pureté), from Late Latin puritatem (nominative puritas) "cleanness, pureness," from Latin purus "clean, pure, unmixed; chaste, undefiled" (see pure (adj.)).
  • noun the state of being pure
  • noun innocence
  • noun chastity
  • noun cleanness
Example sentences :
  • The purity and disinterestedness of their conduct should be made apparent.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • The world's notions of purity are simply childish—because it is not itself pure.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • It lay in its purity on a chair at the foot of Dirk's bed on Sabbath morning.
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • Her purity, her goodness, all that which resembled her in Nature, returned to her and saved her.
  • Extract from : « The Dream » by Emile Zola
  • The whole door was resplendent in the purity of intense cold.
  • Extract from : « The Dream » by Emile Zola
  • Not only all night, but all day, has the dew lain upon its purity.
  • Extract from : « The Works of Whittier, Volume V (of VII) » by John Greenleaf Whittier
  • And you may extend it further, if you choose,--to all the results of honor and purity.
  • Extract from : « Slavery Ordained of God » by Rev. Fred A. Ross, D.D.
  • I know your purity—But, my dear, are you not out of all protection?
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • They worshipped it as the star of peace and goodness and purity.
  • Extract from : « Bride of the Mistletoe » by James Lane Allen
  • His "Sacred Poems" are noted for their purity and beauty of sentiment.
  • Extract from : « Graded Poetry: Second Year » by Various

Synonyms for purity

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