Pure vs Genuine - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between pure and genuine

is that pure is free of flaws or imperfections; unsullied while genuine is belonging to, or proceeding from the original stock; native; hence, not counterfeit, spurious, false, or adulterated; authentic; real; natural; true; pure.

As a adverb pure

is (liverpool) to a great extent or degree; extremely; exceedingly.

pure

English

Adjective

(en-adj)
  • Free of flaws or imperfections; unsullied.
  • * (1800-1859)
  • Such was the origin of a friendship as warm and pure as any that ancient or modern history records.
  • (senseid)Free of foreign material or pollutants.
  • * (Isaac Watts) (1674-1748)
  • A guinea is pure gold if it has in it no alloy.
  • Free of immoral behavior or qualities; clean.
  • * Bible, v. 22
  • Keep thyself pure .
  • (label) Done for its own sake instead of serving another branch of science.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2014-06-21, volume=411, issue=8892, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Magician’s brain , passage=The [Isaac] Newton that emerges from the [unpublished] manuscripts is far from the popular image of a rational practitioner of cold and pure reason. The architect of modern science was himself not very modern. He was obsessed with alchemy.}}
  • (label) Of a single, simple sound or tone; said of some vowels and the unaspirated consonants.
  • (label) Without harmonics or overtones; not harsh or discordant.
  • Synonyms

    * perfect * innocent * See also

    Antonyms

    * impure, contaminated * (done for its own sake) applied

    Derived terms

    * pure finder * as pure as the driven snow

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • (Liverpool) to a great extent or degree; extremely; exceedingly.
  • You’re pure busy.

    Anagrams

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    genuine

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Belonging to, or proceeding from the original stock; native; hence, not counterfeit, spurious, false, or adulterated; authentic; real; natural; true; pure.
  • a genuine text; a genuine production; genuine materials

    Synonyms

    * authentic * real * natural * lubish * true * See also

    Antonyms

    * fake * ingenuine

    Anagrams

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