[ ih-mak-yuh-lit ]
See synonyms for: immaculateimmaculacyimmaculateness on

  1. free from spot or stain; spotlessly clean: immaculate linen.

  2. free from moral blemish or impurity; pure; undefiled.

  1. free from fault or flaw; free from errors: an immaculate text.

  2. Biology. having no spots or colored marks; unicolor.

Origin of immaculate

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

Other words for immaculate

Other words from immaculate

  • im·mac·u·la·cy [ih-mak-yuh-luh-see], /ɪˈmæk yə lə si/, im·mac·u·late·ness, noun
  • im·mac·u·late·ly, adverb
  • un·im·mac·u·late, adjective
  • un·im·mac·u·late·ly, adverb
  • un·im·mac·u·late·ness, noun

Words Nearby immaculate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use immaculate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for immaculate


/ (ɪˈmækjʊlɪt) /

  1. completely clean; extremely tidy: his clothes were immaculate

  2. completely flawless, etc: an immaculate rendering of the symphony

  1. morally pure; free from sin or corruption

  2. biology of only one colour, with no spots or markings

Origin of immaculate

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

Derived forms of immaculate

  • immaculacy or immaculateness, noun
  • immaculately, adverb

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