noun, plural im·pu·ri·ties for 2.
Examples from the Web for impurity
It just recreates that whole dynamic that we had around the public option--liberal despair at Obama's impurity.Here's the Post Where I Get Some Liberals Mad at Me|Michael Tomasky|November 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Rather it would be more accurate to describe such outcomes as “impurely political”—with the emphasis on impurity.
The minutest trace of some impurity or foreign odor may spoil the whole effect.Creative Chemistry|Edwin E. Slosson
Gambling, drinking, impurity—all the physical vices—were to Mr. Hardy the lowest degradation.Robert Hardy's Seven Days|Charles Monroe Sheldon
Cleanse my heart from all impurity, and strengthen me for all usefulness: help me to daily live this prayer.Leaves of Life|Margaret Bird Steinmetz
My people lust after false gods, for the spirit of impurity has seduced them.Creed And Deed|Felix Adler
In order to secure true Faith or Monotheism, every impurity that stains it should be cast away.Letters from a Sf Teacher|Shaikh Sharfuddn Maner
British Dictionary definitions for impurity
noun plural -ties
Word Origin and History for impurity
mid-15c., "thing which makes or is impure;" c.1500, "fact or quality of being impure," from Middle French impurité, from impur (see impure). Related: Impurities.