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uncleanly2

[uhn-klen-lee] /ʌnˈklɛn li/
adjective, uncleanlier, uncleanliest.
1.
Origin of uncleanly2
1000
before 1000; Middle English onclenlich, Old English unclǣnlīc. See unclean, -ly
Related forms
uncleanliness, noun
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uncleanly1

/ʌnˈkliːnlɪ/
adverb
1.
in an unclean manner

uncleanly2

/ʌnˈklɛnlɪ/
adjective
1.
characterized by an absence of cleanliness; unclean
Derived Forms
uncleanliness, noun
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