Puritanism, n. 1. hyperorthodoxy, precisianism, dogmatism, zealotry; strictness, severity, grimness, authoritarianism, sternness, intolerance, narrow-mindedness, bigotry.
2. austerity, asceticism, self-denial, rigor, sobriety, abstinence, abstemiousness, mortification, anchorit-ism, monasticism.
purity, n. 1. genuineness, realness, naturalness, unartificiality; authenticity, realism, naturalism; unadulteratedness, unaffectedness, unspuriousness; flawlessness, faultlessness, perfection; homogeneity, integrity, excellence, Biol, homozygosis.
2. cleanness, cleanliness, fairness, immaculateness; spotlessness, stainlessness, taintlessness; unblemishedness, unblottedness, unsoiledness, untarnishedness; sterility, germlessness, antisepticness, asepsis; healthfulness, wholesomeness, salubrity, innocuousness.
3. innocence, guiltlessness, virtue, shame; immaculateness, whiteness, snowiness, cleanness; morality, probity, rectitude, virtuousness, uprightness, upright-eousness; blamelessness, irreproachability, unimpeachability; incorruptibility, clear conscience, clean hands, guilelessness; chastity, abstinence, continence, temperance, temperateness; modesty, pudicity, sinlessness, uncorruptness; celibacy, virginity, intactness, maidenhood.
4. honor, repute, esteem, decency, honesty, integrity; goodness, delicacy, propriety, decorum, seemliness; creditability, ethicalness, trueheartedness; piety, saintliness, sanctity, pureheartedness, holiness, godliness; religiousness, devoutness, devotion, reverence, faithfulness, faith.
5. polish, finish, refinement, classicism; clarity, clearness, felicity; euphony, beauty, gracefulness, con-cinnity, harmony; tastefulness, unadornment, unornamentation; plainness, simplicity, restraint, bareness; perfection, excellence, distinction.
purlieu, n. 1. outskirts, outposts; perimeter, periphery, fringe; limits, city limits, outer limits; suburbs, outlying districts.
2. purlieus environs, environment, surroundings, milieu; vicinity, vicinage, neighborhood, Inf. neck of the woods, Inf. part of town.
3. sphere, area, orbit, orb, ambit; territory, region, realm, domain; district, quarter, precinct, bailiwick, zone, province; range, compass, pale, locale; circuit, round, beat.
4. haunt, spot, place, rendezvous, meeting place, gathering place, Inf. hangout, Inf. stomping or stamping ground, Inf. watering hole, Chiefly Brit, local; resort, refuge, retreat, haven, sanctuary, hideout, hideaway, hiding place; nest, lair, den, cave, mew, covert, coverture.
purloin, v. 1. steal, rob, thieve, pilfer, filch, finger, Inf. snitch, cabbage, abstract, Chiefly Brit, prig, Brit. SI. snaffle, Euph. borrow, Archaic, nim; peculate, embezzle, Law. defalcate, misappropriate; swindle, pocket, mulct, shark; shoplift, palm, SI. boost, walk off or away with, make off with, Euph. remove; All SI. pinch, hook, swipe, hustle, rip off, frisk, crook, cop, lift.
2. appropriate, expropriate, arrogate, usurp; commandeer, hijack, skyjack; pirate, plagiarize, copy, Inf. lift, Inf. crib; forge, counterfeit, reproduce illegally.
3. mooch, sponge, scrounge, freeload, scavenge, SI. bum.
purple, n. 1. lilac, lavender, mauve; orchid, plum, violet.
2. eminence, importance, significance; nobility, aristocracy, blue blood, noble birth, silver spoon; majesty, royalty, kingship; the thrown, the crown, the scepter.