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cleanliness

[ klen-lee-nis ]
/ ˈklɛn li nɪs /
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noun

the quality, state, or habit of being cleanly, or keeping oneself clean and neat: personal cleanliness.
the quality, state, or habit of being kept clean, as a place or object: the cleanliness of the restaurant.
the state or quality of being morally pure or upright:spiritual cleanliness.

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Origin of cleanliness

First recorded in 1425–75; Middle English clenlynesse, clenlines , see origin at cleanly, -ness

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH cleanliness

cleanliness , cleanness
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