immaculate

[ ih-mak-yuh-lit ]
/ ɪˈmæk yə lɪt /

adjective

free from spot or stain; spotlessly clean: immaculate linen.
free from moral blemish or impurity; pure; undefiled.
free from fault or flaw; free from errors: an immaculate text.
Biology. having no spots or colored marks; unicolor.

Origin of immaculate

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin immaculātus unspotted. See im-2, maculate

Related forms

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Examples from the Web for immaculacy

  • Was it a lot of nonsense that he had thought about the immaculacy of the flesh?

    The Hero|William Somerset Maugham
  • Among other elucidations, the work contained professional testimony of the immaculacy that was claimed.

British Dictionary definitions for immaculacy

immaculate

/ (ɪˈmækjʊlɪt) /

adjective

completely clean; extremely tidyhis clothes were immaculate
completely flawless, etcan immaculate rendering of the symphony
morally pure; free from sin or corruption
biology of only one colour, with no spots or markings

Derived Forms

immaculacy or immaculateness, nounimmaculately, adverb

Word Origin for immaculate

C15: from Latin immaculātus, from im- (not) + macula blemish
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