Pristine vs Prestige - What's the difference?

pristine | prestige |

As an adjective pristine

is unspoiled; still with its original purity; uncorrupted or unsullied or pristine can be relating to sawfishes of the family pristidae.

As a noun prestige is




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).



    Alternative forms

    * (archaic)


  • (obsolete) Delusion; illusion; trick.
  • * :
  • The sophisms of infidelity, and the prestiges of imposture.
  • The quality of how good the reputation of something or someone is, how favourably something or someone is regarded.
  • Oxford has a university of very high prestige .

    Derived terms

    * covert prestige * overt prestige * prestigious