less, spotless, unspotted, unsmirched, unbesmirched; unsullied, unsoiled, unpolluted, unblemished, unblotted, unstained; untainted, uncorrupted, undistorted, unmarred; uninfected, germ-free, sterilized, sterile, antiseptic, disinfected; fresh, fit to drink or eat, drinkable, eatable, potable, edible; healthful, uninjurious, wholesome, sanitary, innocuous.
3. sheer, stark, clean, out and out, wholesale, outright, downright, Inf plumb, dead; unmitigated, unqualified, absolute, thorough, veritable; utter, total, consummate, perfect, born, plain, clear, mere.
4. theoretical, abstract, academical; nonobjective, speculative, conjectural, hypothetical, postulational; conceptual, notional, immaterial, metaphysical.
5. guiltless, innocent, uncorrupt, clean, moral, virtuous; decent, delicate, proper, seemly, becoming, decorous; unwanton, undissipated, undissolute, unlicen-tious; chaste, continent, abstinent, temperate. Rare. intemperate; celibate, virgin, vestal, maidenly, immaculate, intact; impeccable, sinless, above suspicion, uncorrupt, undefiled, inculpable, with clean hands.
6. high-principled, honorable, reputable, upright, righteous, uprighteous; honest, good, sincere, worthy, noble; creditable, estimable, full of integrity; ethical, high-minded, truehearted; purehearted, pious, saintly, holy, angelic, divine, godly; religious, devout, reverent, God-fearing, faithful.
7. unaffected, simple, plain, unadorned; tasteful, pol
ished, graceful; refined, formal, classic, restrained, Attic; unornamented, inornate, straightforward; bare, flawless, faultless; euphonic, harmonious, flowing.
8. pure-blooded, purebred, thoroughbred; homozy
gous, pedigreed, full-blooded.
purebred, adj. pure-blooded, full-blooded, blooded, pedigreed, thoroughbred, registered, of good stock,
purely, adv. 1. simply, plainly, forthrightly, directly, straightforwardly, genuinely; sincerely, honestly, truly, verily, bona fide; in truth, in reality, really, intrinsically.
2. merely, only, exclusively, solely.
3. entirely, wholly, totally, fully, thoroughly, com
pletely; integrally, indivisibly, absolutely, utterly, unequivocally, indeed, altogether, all, in all respects; punctiliously, meticulously, consistently, certainly, assuredly; impeccably, spotlessly, unconditionally, in good faith; perfectly, faultlessly, flawlessly.
4. innocently, virtuously, righteously, decently, devoutly, unimpeachably, irreproachably; chastely, cleanly, blamelessly, immaculately, high-mindedly, morally, scrupulously, admirably, uprightly.
purgation, n. 1. purging, cleansing, washing, lavage, ablution, purification, lustration, epuration; catharsis, cleansing away, emotional release, release, freeing, Psychoanal. abreaction; riddance, expurgation, bowdlerization, cutting out.
2. justification, vindication, clearing of one's name or reputation, destigmatizing, destigmatization, exculpation, compurgation; acquittal, exoneration, absolution; penance, repentance, atonement, clearing of one's conscience.
purgative, adj. 1. purging, cleansing, detergent, detersive, cleaning; laxative, diuretic, evacuant, aperient; purifying, depurative.
-n. 2. purge, physic, laxative, cathartic, aperient, ipecac, castor oil, ricinus oil, salts, dose of salts; purgation, dose, Med. catharsis; enema, Med. clyster,
purge, v. 1. cleanse, clear, purify, lustrate, clean out, scour out, free from impurity; deterge, mundify, depurate.
2. eject, expel, rout out, weed out, root out, ease or freeze out, close the door on, cashier, drum out, get rid of; clear out, sweep out or away, clean house, make a clean sweep; depose, overthrow, remove from office, throw off or over, cast aside, remove, displace, oust, Inf dump; destroy, do away with, exterminate, liquidate.