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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


Attributecleanness


Antonymsclean

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.


Synonymsimpure


Similarnonkosher, terefah, tref, untouchable


See alsoimpure


Domain categoryfaith, religion, religious belief


Antonymsclean









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