US: /ˈpjʊɹ/
UK: /pjˈɔː/

English Vietnamese dictionary

pure /pjuə/
  • tính từ
    • trong, trong sạch, nguyên chất, tinh khiết
      • pure air: không khí trong sạch
      • pure water: nước trong
      • pure alcohol: rượu nguyên chất (không pha trộn)
      • pure gold: vàng nguyên chất
    • không lai, thuần chủng (ngựa...)
    • trong sáng (âm thanh, hành văn...)
    • thanh khiết, thuần khiết; trong trắng, trinh bạch
      • pure conscience: lương tâm trong trắng
      • a pure girl: một cô gái trinh bạch
    • thuần tuý
      • pure mathematics: toán học thuần tuý
      • pure physics: lý học thuần tuý (đối với thực hành)
    • hoàn toàn, chỉ là
      • it's pure hypocrisy: chỉ là đạo đức giả
      • pure accident: chuyện hoàn toàn ngẫu nhiên
    • (ngôn ngữ học) có một nguyên âm đứng trước (nguyên âm); tận cùng bằng một nguyên âm (gốc từ); không có phụ âm khác kèm theo sau (phụ âm)

Advanced English dictionary

not mixed
1 [usually before noun] not mixed with anything else; with nothing added: pure gold / silk + These shirts are 100% pure cotton. + Classical dance in its purest form requires symmetry and balance. + One movie is classified as pure art, the other as entertainment.
2 clean and not containing any harmful substances: a bottle of pure water + The air was sweet and pure.
Antonym: IMPURE
3 [only before noun] complete and total: They met by pure chance. + She laughed with pure joy. + These reports are pure speculation (= there is no evidence that they are true).
morally good
4 without evil thoughts or actions, especially sexual ones; morally good: to lead a pure life + His motives were pure. + (literary) to be pure in body and mind
Antonym: IMPURE
colour / sound / light
5 very clear; perfect: beaches of pure white sand + a pure note / tone / voice
subject you study
6 [only before noun] concerned with increasing knowledge of the subject rather than with using knowledge in practical ways: pure mathematics + technology as opposed to pure science subjects
Compare: APPLIED
breed / race
7 not mixed with any other breed or race, etc: These cattle are one of the purest breeds in Britain.
See also - PURE-BRED
Idioms: pure and simple used after the noun that it refers to in order to emphasize that there is nothing but the thing you have just mentioned involved in sth: It's laziness, pure and simple.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 unmixed, unadulterated, unalloyed, simon-pure; 24-carat or US also 24-karat, sterling, solid; real, genuine, authentic, flawless, faultless, perfect, natural, true, simple:
We have made every effort to keep the blood-line of these horses completely pure. Pure gold is not used for coins or jewellery because it is too soft. She wore a dress of the purest white.
2 uncontaminated, clear, clean, wholesome, sanitary, uninfected, disinfected, pasteurized, sterilized, sterile, antiseptic, unpolluted, spotless, immaculate, unsullied, unbesmirched, unblemished, unmarred, unstained, untainted:
It was refreshing to breathe pure air again. Stringent tests ensure that the substances are pure before they go on the market
3 chaste, virginal, virgin, intact, maidenly, vestal, undefiled, innocent, guileless, virtuous, modest, moral, correct, proper, decent, decorous, uncorrupted, blameless, sinless, impeccable:
As far as we can tell, she led a totally pure life.
4 theoretical, hypothetical, conjectural, speculative, abstract, conceptual, notional, philosophical, academic(al):
His field is pure science, and he cares little how the results of his work might be applied to everyday life
5 unalloyed, simple, unmitigated, sheer, utter, absolute, unqualified, complete, total, perfect, thorough, outright, downright, out-and-out, mere:
Many regarded the notion that man could ever fly as pure nonsense. Any resemblance to a living person is pure coincidence.
6 honourable, (highly) principled, righteous, upright, honest, straightforward, high-minded, pious, worthy, good, ethical, virtuous, sincere, above suspicion, above reproach, like Caesar's wife:
Can anyone doubt that their motives in striving for international peace are pure?

Concise English dictionary

purer|purestpjʊr /pjʊə
+free of extraneous elements of any kind
+without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers
+concerned with theory and data rather than practice; opposed to applied
+(of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white or grey or black
+free from discordant qualities
+(used of persons or behaviors) having no faults; sinless
+in a state of sexual virginity