adjective, pur·er, pur·est.
- containing only one characteristic for a trait.
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Examples from the Web for pureness
The stillness of the evening and the pureness of the air made a silent accompaniment to Gerda's beautiful voice.Katharine Frensham|Beatrice Harraden
The pureness of her blood was more rampant than ever, and I poked my nose into my navigation books and kept quiet.The Cruise of the Snark|Jack London
Singleness of heart is come; pureness of heart is come; joy and gladness is come.George Fox|George Fox
And just such affirmations must be made concerning Lincoln's pureness.Abraham Lincoln's Cardinal Traits;|Clark S. Beardslee
And then he goes on to what he justly calls "the other great Christian virtue, Pureness."Matthew Arnold|G. W. E. Russell
British Dictionary definitions for pureness
- (of a sound) composed of a single frequency without overtones
- (of intervals in the system of just intonation) mathematically accurate in respect to the ratio of one frequency to another