Definition of impurity :
1. That which is, or which renders anything, impure; foul matter, action, language, etc.; a foreign ingredient.
2. The condition or quality of being impure in any sense; defilement; foulness; adulteration.
3. Want of ceremonial purity; defilement.
dross, adulterant, adulteration, lewdness, indecency, clean, pollution, contamination, pollutant, scoria, filth, pornography, dirt, slag, poison, adulterator, germ, contaminator, contaminant, infection, defilement, unwholesomeness, impureness
blemish (part of speech: noun)
eyesore, dot, blot, pockmark, scratch, gash, defect, notch, drawback, scrape, stigma, mark, crack, rift, abrasion, deformity, lesion, blister, flaw, scar, defacement, nick, splotch, freckle, brand, spoilage, scuff, imperfection, kink, disfigurement, fracture, fault, tarnish, stain, blemish, speck, score, spot, hole, hack, weal, blotch, hurt, discoloration, distortion, check, chip, wart, sore, slit, mar, damage, scab, fleck
uncleanness (part of speech: noun)
impurity (part of speech: noun)
- In the afternoon of the Sunday Knox preached, denouncing the morning's proceedings, the " impurity" of the Prayer Book, of which " I once had a good opinion," and the absence, in England, of " discipline," that is, interference by preachers with private life. - "John Knox and the Reformation", Andrew Lang.
- The care with which the impurity had been rendered innocuous demonstrated the correct ideas of the oyster on sanitation. - "Tropic Days", E. J. Banfield.
- I have written a great novel upon Iceland, full of colour, of passion, of the most subtle impurity, yet I could not point you out Iceland upon the map. - "The Green Carnation", Robert Smythe Hichens.