American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Impeccably clean; spotless. See Synonyms at clean.
- adj. Free from stain or blemish; pure.
- adj. Free from fault or error: an immaculate record.
- adj. Having no markings.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Unspotted; spotless; stainless; pure; undefiled; without blemish or impurity: as, an immaculate reputation; immaculate thoughts; an immaculate edition.
- In zoology and botany, without spots or colored marks; unicolored.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Without stain or blemish; spotless; undefiled; clear; pure.
- adj. free from stain or blemish
- adj. without fault or error
- adj. completely neat and clean
- From Latin immaculātus; prefix im- ("not") + maculātus, perfect passive participle of maculō ("spot, stain"), from macula ("spot"). Middle English immaculat. See mail armor. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English immaculat, from Latin immaculātus : in-, not; see in-1 + maculātus, past participle of maculāre, to blemish (from macula, spot). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“That surrender of self-interest to a pure transcendent principle brings a whole new meaning to the term "immaculate conception" -- one that's not gender-specific.”
“This comes on the back of a celebrated 2008 vintage and the now much-in-demand 2005—a year when the wines were described as immaculate.”
“Even though they're in immaculate shape, I would say that 18 would be the worst green that we have on Tour, except that it's not even the worst on this golf course; 12 is. —”
“Everybody referred to Brazil as a sleeping giant, and I think what people are realising now is that we are awake," she explained in immaculate American English.”
“And to reason it stood that the individual in immaculate white must possess many changes and command the labour of laundresses to keep his changes immaculate.”
“Men in immaculate galoshes pull themselves in after the women, their cuff links sparkling.”
“Flower design is about color and texture, married in immaculate measure.”
“Clad in immaculate khaki shorts and blouse, with equally immaculate pith helmet, Sarah was the taller, the older, still trim, almost thin, late fifties.”
“Of course, I can't usually sustain immaculate because we do have many children, but when our homes have been up for sale I tried much harder to make sure they were pristine.”
“A volatile cocktail of stimulants and memory enhancers would render every feature of the Senator in immaculate detail.”
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