Associations to the word «Purely»


PURELY, adverb. (now US regional) Wholly; really, completely. [from 14th c.]
PURELY, adverb. Solely; exclusively; merely, simply. [from 14th c.]
PURELY, adverb. Chastely, innocently; in a sinless manner, without fault. [from 15th c.]
PURELY, adverb. (now rare) Without physical adulterants; refinedly, with no admixture. [from 16th c.]
PURELY AND SIMPLY, adverb. (idiomatic) In a pure and simple manner.
PURELY IMAGINARY, adjective. (complex analysis) Of a number, having real part equal to zero.
PURELY IMAGINARY NUMBER, noun. (complex analysis) An imaginary number.
PURELY IMAGINARY NUMBERS, noun. Plural of purely imaginary number

Dictionary definition

PURELY, adverb. Restricted to something; "we talked strictly business".

Wise words

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