pristine

[ pris-teen ]

Part of Speech

adjective

Definition

having its original purity; uncorrupted or unsullied

Origin + Etymology

from Latin pristinus ‘former’. The senses ‘unspoilt’ and ‘spotless’ date from the 1920s

Synonyms

  • immaculate
  • intact
  • natural
  • spotless
  • sterile
  • untouched

Antonyms

  • dirty
  • soiled

Example

It was important to Meg to keep her new car in pristine condition.

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