Pristine

Pronunciation: [ pris-teen ]


Definition: adjective

to having its original purity; uncorrupted or unsullied

Origin: Mid 16th century; Latin


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


Usage:


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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