cleanly

  • 1 Cleanly — Clean ly, a. [Compar. {Cleanlier}; superl. {Cleanliest}.] [From {Clean}.] 1. Habitually clean; pure; innocent. Cleanly joys. Glanvill. [1913 Webster] Some plain but cleanly country maid. Dryden. [1913 Webster] Displays her cleanly platter on the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Cleanly — Clean ly, adv. 1. In a clean manner; neatly. [1913 Webster] He was very cleanly dressed. Dickens. [1913 Webster] 2. Innocently; without stain. Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Adroitly; dexterously. Middleton. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 cleanly — O.E. clænlic pure, excellent, from clæne (see CLEAN (Cf. clean)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 cleanly — adj *clean Analogous words: spick and span, *neat, tidy, trim, snug: *orderly: dainty, fastidious, fussy, *nice Antonyms: uncleanly Contrasted words: slovenly, unkempt, disheveled, sloppy, *slipshod …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 cleanly — ► ADVERB ▪ in a clean manner. ► ADJECTIVE (cleanlier, cleanliest) archaic ▪ habitually clean. DERIVATIVES cleanliness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 cleanly — cleanly1 [klen′lē] adj. cleanlier, cleanliest [ME clenli < OE clænlice < clæne,CLEAN] 1. keeping oneself or one s surroundings clean 2. always kept clean cleanliness n. cleanly2 [klēn′lē] adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 cleanly — clean, cleanly Clean has been an adverb meaning ‘completely, outright’ since Old English and is still used as one, as in The bullet went clean through his shoulder blade. Cleanly is an adverb of manner, and is often used figuratively: • Cut… …

    Modern English usage

  • 8 cleanly — 1. adjective /ˈklɛnli,ˈkliːnli/ being habitually clean, practising good hygiene Ant: uncleanly, dirty 2. adverb /ˈklɛnli,ˈkliːnli/ a) in a …

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  • 9 cleanly — clean|ly [ˈkli:nli] adv 1.) quickly and smoothly with a single movement ▪ The branch snapped cleanly in two. 2.) without producing dirt, pollution etc ▪ a fuel that burns cleanly without loss of power …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 cleanly — clean|ly [ klinli ] adverb 1. ) with one smooth movement: She s a strong player who hits the ball cleanly. 2. ) without creating a lot of mess or pollution: The good thing about it is that it burns cleanly …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 cleanly — UK [ˈkliːnlɪ] / US [ˈklɪnlɪ] adverb 1) with one smooth movement She s a strong player who hits the ball cleanly. 2) without creating a lot of mess or pollution The good thing about it is that it burns cleanly …

    English dictionary

  • 12 cleanly — cleanliness /klen lee nis/, n. adj. /klen lee/; adv. /kleen lee/, adj., cleanlier, cleanliest, adv. adj. 1. personally neat; careful to keep or make clean: The cat is by nature a cleanly animal. 2. habitually kept clean. 3. Obs. cleansing; making …

    Universalium

  • 13 cleanly — adv. Cleanly is used with these verbs: ↑cut, ↑execute, ↑slice …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 cleanly — adverb quickly and smoothly with just one movement: The branch snapped cleanly in two …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 cleanly — I. adverb Date: 13th century in a clean manner II. adjective (cleanlier; est) Date: circa 1500 1. careful to keep clean ; fastidious 2. habitually kept clean • cleanliness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 cleanly — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. neat, tidy, spotless; see clean 1 , neat 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) I adjective Free from dirt, stain, or impurities: antiseptic, clean, immaculate, spotless, stainless, unsoiled, unsullied. See CLEAN. II adverb In a …

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  • 17 cleanly — adv. RG. 434 …

    Oldest English Words

  • 18 cleanly — clean·ly || klenlɪ adj. in clean or tidy manner; neatly; fastidiously adv. in a clean manner, in an unsoiled manner …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 cleanly — adverb kli:nli in a clean manner. adjective klɛnli (cleanlier, cleanliest) archaic habitually clean. Derivatives cleanliness klɛnlɪnɪs noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 cleanly — I. a. Neat, tidy. See clean, a. II. ad. Neatly, in a clean or neat manner …

    New dictionary of synonyms