Inordinate vs Impure - What's the difference?

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Inordinate is a related term of impure.


As adjectives the difference between inordinate and impure

is that inordinate is excessive; unreasonable or inappropriate in magnitude; extreme while impure is not pure.

As a verb impure is

(obsolete) to defile; to pollute.

inordinate

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Excessive; unreasonable or inappropriate in magnitude; extreme.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    impure

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Not pure
  • The impure gemstone was not good enough to be made into a necklace, so it was thrown out.
  • Defiled by sin or guilt; unholy; unhallowed
  • Unchaste; lewd; unclean or obscene
  • He was thinking impure thoughts.
  • (Judaism) Not virgin, having previously had sexual intercourse
  • * 2012 , Frederick Ramsay, The Eighth Veil: A Jerusalem Mystery
  • “No one would marry her if she was impure''', don't you see?” “'''Impure'''? Surely if a woman is forcibly deprived of her virginity, she can't be thought of as '''impure .”

    Synonyms

    * imperfect, tainted

    Antonyms

    * pure

    Verb

    (impur)
  • (obsolete) to defile; to pollute
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