1 completely free from dirt or contamination; "pristine mountain snow"
2 immaculately clean and unused; "handed her his pristine white handkerchief"
- Rhymes: -iːn
- unspoiled (by civilization), in its original state
aboriginal, ancestral, angelic, antepatriarchal, artless, atavistic, autochthonous, basal, basic, blameless, bright, callow, central, chaste, childlike, clear, crucial, dewy, dovelike, earliest, elemental, elementary, embryonic, ever-new, evergreen, extra, faultless, first, firsthand, fledgling, fresh, fundamental, generative, genetic, germinal, green, guiltless, harmless, held back, held in reserve, held out, humanoid, immaculate, immature, in abeyance, in embryo, in hand, in ovo, in the clear, in the raw, inartificial, incorrupt, initial, innocent, intact, inviolate, lamblike, maiden, maidenly, mint, native, natural, neoteric, nestling, new, not guilty, offenseless, original, patriarchal, preadamite, preglacial, pregnant, prehistoric, prehuman, prelapsarian, primal, primary, prime, primeval, primitive, primogenial, primoprimitive, primordial, protogenic, protohistoric, protohuman, pure, put aside, put by, radical, raw, reproachless, reserve, rudimentary, sans reproche, saved, scatheless, seminal, sempervirent, sinless, spare, spotless, stored, suspended, to spare, unapplied, unbeaten, unbroken, unbruised, unconsumed, uncorrupted, undamaged, undefaced, undefiled, undeformed, undemolished, undestroyed, undeveloped, unemployed, unexercised, unexpended, unfaded, unfallen, unfledged, unhandled, unharmed, unhurt, unimpaired, uninjured, unlapsed, unmaimed, unmangled, unmarked, unmarred, unpolluted, unscarred, unscathed, unscratched, unshattered, unspent, unspoiled, unsullied, untapped, untarnished, untorn, untouched, untouched by evil, untried, untrodden, unused, unutilized, unwithered, unworn, vernal, virgin, virginal, waived, with clean hands, without reproach, young