immaculate

Immaculate means spotless, pure, and clean as fresh snow on a far-off mountain. Only obsessive cleaners can keep immaculate homes, but it’s a goal we can strive for, like that far-off mountain.

Immaculate literally means without a spot or a stain. We can use immaculate to describe physical things, like bathrooms or kitchens. But we also use the word metaphorically to describe honor or purity — in the Catholic church, being immaculate means being "free from sin," like the Virgin Mary. Or someone with a pure, exact singing voice could be described as having immaculate pitch. If your home team plays a perfect game, you could say their performance was immaculate.

Definitions of immaculate
1

adj completely neat and clean

“the apartment was immaculate
“in her immaculate white uniform”
Synonyms:
speckless, spic, spic-and-span, spick, spick-and-span, spotless
clean
free from dirt or impurities; or having clean habits

adj free from stain or blemish

Synonyms:
undefiled
pure
(used of persons or behaviors) having no faults; sinless

adj without fault or error

“timing and technique were immaculate
“an immaculate record”
Synonyms:
faultless, impeccable
perfect
being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish

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