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Immaculate Definition (Examples, Synonyms, Antonyms)

What does the word “immaculate” mean? What is the definition of this word in the English language?

“Emaculate” Definition

WordParts of SpeechDefinition
Immaculate /iˈmakyələt/Ajdective(especially of a person or their clothes) perfectly clean, neat, or tidy.

Origin and Etymology

ImmaculateMiddle English immaculat from Latin immaculātus in- not in-maculātus past participle of maculāre to blemish (from macula spot)American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Immaculateimmaculātus; prefix im- (“not”) + maculātus, perfect passive participle of maculō (“spot, stain”), from macula (“spot”). Middle English immaculat. See mail armor.Wiktionary
ImmaculateDisplaced native Old English unwemmed (“pure, untainted”).Wiktionary

Similar words

Spotlessfree from dirt or stain
Unblemishedbeing entirely without fault or flaw
Unsoiledfree from dirt or stain


  • Spotless
  • Clean
  • Unblemished
  • Stainless
  • Perfect
  • Exquisite
  • Unsoiled
  • Unstained
  • Unsullied
  • Immaculately
  • Bright
  • Faultless
  • Flawless
  • Elegant
  • Pure
  • Chaste
  • Innocent
  • Sinless
  • Uncorrecupted
  • Undefiled
  • Unspoiled
  • Untarnished


  • Dirty
  • Grubby
  • Blameworthy
  • Damaged
  • Corrupt
  • Immoral
  • Defiled
  • Impure
  • Foul
  • Unsterile
  • Tainted
  • Unclean

Sentence examples

  • It was an immaculate inning, the baseball players didn’t hit a single home run.
  • The children’s room was immaculate, there wasn’t a single piece of dirt in the room.
  • The immaculate lawn was made by the neighbor next door.
  • I prefer to keep my work desk tidy and immaculate to help me concentrate.
  • My mom always told me to keep an immaculate room.
  • I was told that the tree was an immaculate specimen.

Often confused with the word “emaculate.” The correct spelling of the word emaculate is “immaculate.”

Common questions

What is the real meaning of immaculate?

Spotlessly clean.

Can you call a person immaculate?

In the Catholic church, being immaculate means being free from wrongdoing. Someone with a pure, exact heart can get called an immaculate person. Or a person with a perfect voice can get called as having immaculate pitch.

What is immaculate personality?

Someone who is free from mistakes and absolutely clean.

What does immaculate mean in texting?

It typically refers to the core definition of the word, free from fault or flaw.


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Dalia Y.: Dalia is an English Major and linguistics expert with an additional degree in Psychology. Dalia has featured articles on Forbes, Inc, Fast Company, Grammarly, and many more. She covers English, ESL, and all things grammar on GrammarBrain.

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