not mixed or adulterated with any other substance or material: cars can run on pure alcohol | the jacket was pure wool.
without any extraneous and unnecessary elements: the romantic notion of pure art devoid of social responsibility.
free of any contamination: the pure, clear waters of Montana.
wholesome and untainted by immorality, esp. that of a sexual nature: our fondness for each other is pure and innocent.
(of a sound) perfectly in tune and with a clear tone.
(of an animal or plant) of unmixed origin or descent: the pure Charolais is white or light wheat in the coat.
(of a subject of study) dealing with abstract concepts and not practical application: a theoretical discipline such as pure physics. Compare with applied.
Phonetics (of a vowel) not joined with another to form a diphthong.
[ attrib. ] involving or containing nothing else but; sheer (used for emphasis): a shout of pure anger | an outcome that may be a matter of pure chance.
pure and simple and nothing else (used for emphasis): it was revenge, pure and simple.