I. adjective Date: before 12th century morally or physically unclean • uncleanliness noun II. adverb Date: before 12th century in an unclean manner

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  • uncleanly — uncleanly1 [unklen′lē] adj. [see UN & CLEANLY1] not cleanly; unclean; dirty uncleanliness n. uncleanly2 [unklēn′lē] adv. in an unclean manner …   English World dictionary

  • Uncleanly — Unclean Un*clean , a. [AS. uncl?ne. See {Unnot}, and {Clean}.] 1. Not clean; foul; dirty; filthy. [1913 Webster] 2. Ceremonially impure; needing ritual cleansing. [1913 Webster] He that toucheth the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • uncleanly — uncleanly1 /un kleen lee/, adv. in an unclean manner. [bef. 950; OE unclaenlice (not recorded in ME). See UN 1, CLEANLY] uncleanly2 uncleanliness, n. /un klen lee/, adj., uncleanlier, uncleanliest. unclean. [bef. 1000; ME onclenlich, OE… …   Universalium

  • uncleanly — 1. adjective /ʌnˈklɛnli/ a) dirty, unhygienic, not cleanly b) not pure in a moral or religious sense Syn: unclean …   Wiktionary

  • uncleanly — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Covered or stained with or as if with dirt or other impurities: black, dirty, filthy, grimy, grubby, smutty, soiled, unclean. See CLEAN. 2. Not chaste or moral: immoral, impure, unchaste, unclean. See GOOD,… …   English dictionary for students

  • uncleanly — adj. not cleanly, dirty adv. in an unclean manner; dirtily; in an impure way …   English contemporary dictionary

  • uncleanly — [ʌn klɛnli] adjective archaic unclean …   English new terms dictionary

  • uncleanly — a. 1. Foul, filthy, unclean, dirty, nasty. 2. Unchaste, indecent, impure, obscene …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • uncleanly — un·clean·ly …   English syllables

  • uncleanly — I un•clean•ly [[t]ʌnˈklin li[/t]] adv. in an unclean manner • Etymology: bef. 950; OE unclǣnlīce (not recorded in ME). See un I, cleanly II un•clean•ly [[t]ʌnˈklɛn li[/t]] adj. li•er, li•est unclean • Etymology: bef. 1000; ME onclenlich, OE… …   From formal English to slang

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