Definition of "impure" []

  • Not pure or clean; contaminated. (adjective)
  • Not purified by religious rite; unclean. (adjective)
  • Immoral or sinful: impure thoughts. (adjective)
  • Mixed with another, usually inferior substance; adulterated. (adjective)
  • Being a composite of more than one color or mixed with black or white. (adjective)
  • Not pure; combined with something else; tainted or sullied (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (of persons) ritually unclean and as such debarred from certain religious ceremonies (adjective)
  • (of foodstuffs, vessels, etc) debarred from certain religious uses (adjective)
  • (of a colour) mixed with another colour or with black or white (adjective)
  • Of more than one origin or style, as of architecture or other design (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "impure" in a sentence
  • "Her claim that the term impure (teme’ah) is obfuscated because of its biblical connotation of transmission of impurity and the rabbinic usage of unavailability for sexual purposes needs further clarification."
  • "Already, it had begun to dissect the impure from the pure and to find logic at the speed of existence."
  • "In order that Allah may seperate the impure from the pure, Put All the impure ones (Non-Muslim), one on top of the another in a Heap and cast them into Hell."