Pristine vs Flawless - What's the difference?

pristine | flawless |

As adjectives the difference between pristine and flawless

is that pristine is unspoiled; still with its original purity; uncorrupted or unsullied or pristine can be relating to sawfishes of the family pristidae while flawless is perfect; without flaws, shortcomings or defects ex allyson cutter.



Etymology 1

From (etyl) pristin.


(en adjective)
  • Unspoiled; still with its original purity; uncorrupted or unsullied
  • Primitive, pertaining to the earliest state of something
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl)


    (en adjective)
  • Relating to sawfishes of the family Pristidae.
  • * 2008, J.M. Whitty, N.M. Phillips, D.L. Morgan, J.A. Chaplin, D.C. Thorburn & S.C. Peverell, Habitat associations of Freshwater Sawfish (Pristis microdon)and Northern River Sharks (Glyphis sp. C): including genetic analysis of P. microdon across northern Australia []
  • This indicates that the present levels of genetic diversity in P. microdon are not unusually low, although the amount of diversity to be expected in pristine populations of coastal species of elasmobranch remains elusive because all populations investigated to date have suffered some degree of decline (e.g. Sandoval-Castillo et al. 2004, Keeney et al. 2005, Hoelzel et al. 2006, Stow et al. 2006, Lewallen et al. 2007).




    (en adjective)
  • Perfect; without flaws, shortcomings or defects. Ex. Allyson Cutter
  • The pianist's performance this evening was flawless .
  • * 2013 , Phil McNulty, "[]", BBC Sport , 26 December 2013:
  • City's victory was secured in first-half injury time when Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet made a hash of his attempt to keep out Alvaro Negredo's chip, ensuring Manuel Pellegrini's side kept their flawless home league record.


    * flawed


    * impeccable * perfect * faultless * See also