(adjective, verb)


1. combined with extraneous elements

Similar word(s): impure, unclean, adulterate, adulterated, debased, alloyed, bastardised, bastardized, contaminated, polluted, dingy, dirty, muddied, muddy, unpurified, unprocessed

2. (used of persons or behaviors) immoral or obscene

- impure thoughts

Similar word(s): unchaste, defiled, maculate

3. having a physical or moral blemish so as to make impure according to dietary or ceremonial laws

Similar word(s): nonkosher, terefah, tref, untouchable, impure, unclean

Sentences with impure as an adjective:

- The impure gemstone was not good enough to be made into a necklace, so it was thrown out.

- He was thinking impure thoughts.


1. (transitive, obsolete) to defile; to pollute