- impure flutter,
Origin of impure
Examples from the Web for impure
You feel guilty if you eat foods you believe to be “impure.”Orthorexia: When Healthy Eating Becomes an Obsession|DailyBurn|October 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Much of this has been pure, or more accurately, impure, political theater.Eric Holder’s Legacy: Bold on Equality, Less So on Civil Liberties|Geoffrey R. Stone|September 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But really, how impure is the desire to garner professional respect and reap enough cash to pay rent and keep making work?
When she refused, the men shouted she was “impure,” and began reciting prayers and screaming at her.What Should the Ultra-Orthodox Do About Gender Equality on Israeli Buses?|David Frum|February 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In his latest at National Review Online, Goldberg dismisses the idea of an "impure GOP" as a silly wives' tale.
The crime of the inhabitants of these impure "kips," was having spoken ill of Milady, their rival.Life and Times of Her Majesty Caroline Matilda, Vol. I (of III)|C. F. Lachelles Wraxall
Fall on your face nine times, ye esoteric of only Impure Science!History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XI. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
Impure water is a common source of the contamination of milk in such places.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 2|Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
An impure salt is made widely in North Africa, from wood-ashes.The Art of Travel|Francis Galton
On the contrary, one will soon be convinced that sal-ammoniacus was nothing else than impure marine salt.
- (of persons) ritually unclean and as such debarred from certain religious ceremonies
- (of foodstuffs, vessels, etc) debarred from certain religious uses
mid-15c., from Middle French impur (13c.), from Latin impurus "unclean, filthy, foul," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + purus "pure" (see pure). As a noun from 1784. Related: Impurely.