What is the opposite of pure?

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Opposite of not mixed or adulterated with any other substance or material
“The solution was mixed and contaminated, thus, rendering it useless for our experiments.”
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Opposite of free of any contamination
“The once pristine beach resort is now heavily polluted and has a foul smell.”
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(of a person) Opposite of wholesome and untainted by immorality
Immodest dress code was not welcome inside the church.”
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Opposite of nothing less than
“He experienced limited joy when she gave him a smile, but was eventually disappointed when she turned around to hug her partner.”
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(of a subject of study) Opposite of dealing with abstract concepts and not practical application
“Scientists and engineers usually prefer to define technology as applied science, rather than as the things that people make and use.”
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(of a color) Opposite of complete and unadulterated
“The finish was a mixed shade of blue and green, with a metallic layer on top.”
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Opposite of characterized by the lack of artificial additives or preservative treatment
“I do not trust that processed foods will agree with my body.”
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Opposite of real and exactly what it appears to be
“We were surprised at the amount of fake merchandise available for sale.”
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Opposite of free of immoral behavior or qualities
“There will never be successful reform as long as the judiciary is perceived to be corrupt.”
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Opposite of following carefully and exactly a set of rules
“James was merely a casual follower of his professed religion, not being one to strictly adhere to its tenets.”
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Opposite of absolute or unmitigated
“He has a mitigated sense of self-righteousness.”
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Opposite of without flaw or error
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Opposite of to an absolute degree
“I have absolutely zero faith that you can win this race against Rick.”
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(of air, water, or food) Opposite of fresh, pure, and untainted
“They returned to the city, breathing in the polluted air of the urban jungle.”
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Opposite of pertaining to hygiene
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Opposite of conclusive or definitive
“She has given us an extremely vague description of the perpetrator, therefore, we cannot press charges.”
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Opposite of in a continued fashion, to an utter or complete degree, without relief
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Opposite of to an absolute degree
“It can be done peacefully, by consent or with the use of minimal force.”
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Opposite of pronounced without any jar or harshness
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Opposite of denotes a composition of a single element
“The number of compound substances is therefore infinite, except on one hypothesis.”
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Opposite of of or relating to a seraph or the seraphim
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Opposite of full of virtue, having excellent moral character
“The evildoer seeks to live a dishonorable life through malevolent thought, speech and actions.”
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Opposite of having no exceptions or restrictions
“The detectives had limited authority to execute a search without a legal warrant.”
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Opposite of abstaining from sexual activity
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Opposite of not comfortable around people
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Opposite of not affected, changed, or damaged in any way
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Opposite of high quality
“It is a substandard acquisition that is draining our finances.”
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Opposite of nothing more than
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Opposite of clear, transparent
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(of the climate) Opposite of pleasantly refreshing and cool
“We decided to stay indoors as the day was gloomy and uninviting.”
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Opposite of free from vulgarity or indecency
“It was unfortunate that the performer had to resort to coarse language to elicit laughter from the audience.”
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