immaculateness

immaculate

[ih-mak-yuh-lit]
adjective
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; free from errors: an immaculate text.
4.
Biology. having no spots or colored marks; unicolor.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin immaculātus unspotted. See im-2, maculate

immaculacy [ih-mak-yuh-luh-see] , immaculateness, noun
immaculately, adverb
unimmaculate, adjective
unimmaculately, adverb
unimmaculateness, noun


2. irreproachable, blameless, unimpeachable, unexceptionable.
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immaculate (ɪˈmækjʊlɪt)
 
adj
1.  completely clean; extremely tidy: his clothes were immaculate
2.  completely flawless, etc: an immaculate rendering of the symphony
3.  morally pure; free from sin or corruption
4.  biology of only one colour, with no spots or markings
 
[C15: from Latin immaculātus, from im- (not) + macula blemish]
 
im'maculacy
 
n
 
im'maculateness
 
n
 
im'maculately
 
adv

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immaculate
c.1430, "free from mental or moral pollution, pure," from a fig. use of L. immaculatus "unstained," from in- "not" + maculatus "spotted, defiled," pp. of maculare "to spot," from macula "spot, blemish." The literal sense of "spotlessly clean or neat" is first attested 1735. Immaculate Conception is 1497,
from M.Fr. conception immaculée; declared to be an article of faith in 1854.
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