What does the word impure mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Impurity.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Impureness.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Impurely.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Containing some foreign substance; adulterated.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Unchaste.

Usage examples for impure

  1. Never again would he risk enduring what she had evoked in him, whatever it was of good or of evil, of the spiritual or the impure- he did not know he was aware only of what his eyes had beheld and his heart had begun to desire. – Ailsa Paige by Robert W. Chambers
  2. The warm air brings in an odour of fresh earth, mossy stones, and the faintly impure breath of the lagoons, which haunts all the poetic beauty of Venice like an unclean spirit. – Countess Erika's Apprenticeship by Ossip Schubin
  3. The posterity of this chief, noble without doubt, but of impure origin, likes not to have its lame genealogy recalled. – Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands by Charles Nordhoff