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English adjective: unclean

1. unclean soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime

SamplesDirty unswept sidewalks.
A child in dirty overalls.
Dirty slums.
Piles of dirty dishes.
Put his dirty feet on the clean sheet.
Wore an unclean shirt.
Mining is a dirty job.
Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves.

Synonymsdirty, soiled

SimilarAugean, bedraggled, befouled, begrimed, black, buggy, cobwebby, dingy, dirty-faced, draggled, feculent, filthy, flyblown, foul, fouled, greasy, grimy, grubby, grungy, lousy, maculate, mucky, muddy, nasty, oily, ratty, raunchy, scummy, smudgy, smutty, snot-nosed, snotty, sooty, sordid, squalid, travel-soiled, travel-stained, uncleanly, unswept, unwashed

See alsountidy



2. unclean having a physical or moral blemish so as to make impure according to dietary or ceremonial laws

SamplesUnclean meat.
And the swine...is unclean to you.


Similarnonkosher, terefah, tref, untouchable

See alsoimpure

Domain categoryfaith, religion, religious belief


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