immaculate

  • 1 Immaculate — Im*mac u*late, a. [L. immaculatus; pref. im not + maculatus, p. p. of maculare to spot, stane, fr. macula spot. See {Mail} armor.] Without stain or blemish; spotless; undefiled; clear; pure. [1913 Webster] Were but my soul as pure From other… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 immaculate — (adj.) early 15c., free from mental or moral pollution, pure, from a figurative use of L. immaculatus unstained, from assimilated form of in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + maculatus spotted, defiled, pp. of maculare to spot, from… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 immaculate — [adj1] very clean; unspoiled bright, clean, errorless, exquisite, faultless, flawless, impeccable, irreproachable, neat, pure, snowy*, spick and span*, spotless, spruce, stainless, taintless, trim, unexceptionable, unsoiled, unsullied; concept… …

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  • 4 immaculate — I adjective above suspicion, blameless, chaste, clean, faultless, flawless, impeccable, incorrupt, inculpable, innocent, irreproachable, perfect, pure, refined, sinless, spotless, spotlessly clean, unblemished, undefiled, unflawed, unimpeachable …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 immaculate — ► ADJECTIVE 1) perfectly clean, neat, or tidy. 2) free from flaws or mistakes. 3) Catholic Theology free from sin. DERIVATIVES immaculacy noun immaculately adverb. ORIGIN Latin immaculatus, from in not + maculatus stained …

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  • 6 immaculate — [i mak′yə lit] adj. [ME < L immaculatus < in , not + maculatus, pp. of maculare, to spot, soil < macula, a spot, prob. < IE base * smē , to smear > SMITE] 1. perfectly clean; without a spot or stain; unsoiled 2. perfectly correct;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 immaculate — [[t]ɪmæ̱kjʊlət[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If you describe something as immaculate, you mean that it is extremely clean, tidy, or neat. Her front room was kept immaculate. ...the waiter, dressed in immaculate bow tie and suit... The 1979 Chevrolet is in… …

    English dictionary

  • 8 immaculate — im|mac|u|late [ıˈmækjulıt] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: immaculatus, from macula spot of dirt ] 1.) very clean and tidy ≠ ↑messy ▪ He wore an immaculate dark blue suit. ▪ an immaculate kitchen 2.) exactly correct or perfect in every… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 immaculate — im|mac|u|late [ ı mækjələt ] adjective 1. ) so clean and neat that there is no dirt: SPOTLESS: The whole house was absolutely immaculate. My attorney looked immaculate, as ever. 2. ) correct or perfect in every way: IMPECCABLE: a player whose… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10 immaculate — adjective 1) an immaculate white shirt Syn: clean, spotless, ultraclean, pristine, unsoiled, unstained, unsullied; shining, shiny, gleaming; neat, tidy, spick and span; informal squeaky clean, as clean as a whistle Ant …

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  • 11 immaculate — adjective 1) an immaculate white shirt Syn: clean, spotless, shining, shiny, gleaming 2) immaculate condition Syn: perfect, pristine, mint, flawless, faultless, unblemished; …

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  • 12 immaculate — immaculacy /i mak yeuh leuh see/, immaculateness, n. immaculately, adv. /i mak yeuh lit/, adj. 1. free from spot or stain; spotlessly clean: immaculate linen. 2. free from moral blemish or impurity; pure; undefiled. 3. free from fault or flaw;… …

    Universalium

  • 13 immaculate — adjective 1 very clean and tidy: Richard looked immaculate in a white silk dinner jacket. 2 exactly correct or perfect in every detail: Your timing is immaculate! immaculately adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 immaculate — UK [ɪˈmækjʊlət] / US [ɪˈmækjələt] adjective 1) so clean and tidy that there is no dirt The whole house was absolutely immaculate. 2) correct or perfect in every way a player whose timing is immaculate Derived word: immaculately adverb… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 immaculate — im•mac•u•late [[t]ɪˈmæk yə lɪt[/t]] adj. 1) free from spot or stain: immaculate linen[/ex] 2) free from moral blemish or impurity; pure 3) free from errors: an immaculate text[/ex] • Etymology: 1400–50; late ME < L immaculātus. See im II,… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 immaculate — adj. 1 pure, spotless; perfectly clean. 2 perfectly or extremely well executed (an immaculate performance). 3 free from fault; innocent. 4 Biol. not spotted. Phrases and idioms: Immaculate Conception RC Ch. the doctrine that God preserved the… …

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  • 17 immaculate — adjective Etymology: Middle English immaculat, from Latin immaculatus, from in + maculatus stained more at maculate Date: 15th century 1. having no stain or blemish ; pure 2. containing no flaw or error 3. a. spotlessly clean b. having no colored …

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  • 18 immaculate — adjective Having no stain or blemish; spotless, undefiled, clear, pure. Were but my soul as pure From other guilt as that, Heaven did not hold One more immaculate. mdash; Syn: spotless, undefiled …

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  • 19 immaculate — adj. VERBS ▪ be, look ▪ keep sth ADVERB ▪ absolutely Immaculate is used with these nouns: ↑conception, ↑condition, ↑ …

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  • 20 immaculate — spotless, without a pigmentation pattern; usually white or colourless …

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