purity Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “purity” in the English Dictionary

"purity" in British English

See all translations

puritynoun [U]

uk   /ˈpjʊə.rɪ.ti/  us   /ˈpjʊr.ə.t̬i/

purity noun [U] (NOT MIXED)

C1 the ​state of not being ​mixed with anything ​else: the ​atrocitiescarried out in the ​name of ​ethnic/​racial purity the ​clear and ​perfectquality of a ​sound: the purity of her ​voiceC1 the ​fact of being ​clean or ​free from ​harmfulsubstances: air/​water purity
More examples

purity noun [U] (MORALLY GOOD)

the ​quality of being ​morally good or the ​state of not having ​sex: the purity and ​innocence of ​children For Christians, the Virgin Mary is a ​symbol of purity.
(Definition of purity from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “purity”
in Arabic نَقاء…
in Korean 순수성, 순도…
in Portuguese pureza…
in Catalan puresa…
in Japanese 清らかさ, 純粋さ, 清潔さ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 纯净, 纯粹, (声音的)纯净,清晰,纯正…
in Turkish saflık, halislik, temizlik…
in Russian чистота…
in Chinese (Traditional) 純淨, 純粹, (聲音的)純淨,清晰,純正…
in Italian purezza…
in Polish czystość…
What is the pronunciation of purity?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“purity” in British English

Word of the Day

nothing like

not at all similar to someone or something

Word of the Day

Coffee culture
Coffee culture
by Colin McIntosh,
November 24, 2015
In a study published recently and widely reported in the media, researchers from Harvard University School of Public Health found that people who drink a moderate amount of coffee per day are less likely to die from a range of diseases. Good news for coffee drinkers, who make up an ever-increasing proportion

Read More 

climatarian adjective
climatarian adjective
November 23, 2015
choosing to eat a diet that has minimal impact on the climate, i.e. one that excludes food transported a long way or meat whose production gives rise to CO2 emissions Climate change is not normally on people’s minds when they choose what to have for lunch, but a new diet is calling for

Read More