adjective, clean·li·er, clean·li·est.
- cleaning lady,
- cleaning woman,
- cleanliness is next to godliness,
Origin of cleanly
Examples from the Web for cleanliness
As long as you exercise basic sanitation and cleanliness sort of protocols … I think the risk is relatively low.U.S. Soldiers Get Just Four Hours of Ebola Training|Tim Mak|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Here, he seasons salmon like a pro and dishes out lessons about the importance of cleanliness and seasoning.2 Chainz, Snoop Lion, and More Rappers in the Kitchen|Filipa Ioannou|August 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
If you want to suss out the cleanliness and hygiene level of any hotel, take a quick look behind furniture and drapes.
If a guard dog licks one of your dinner plates, for example, serious scrubbing is involved to restore its cleanliness.
Especial attention should be paid to cleanliness during this period.The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4)|W. Grant Hague
He will be responsible for the cleanliness of his lines and will frequently visit the latrines.Military Instructors Manual|James P. Cole and Oliver Schoonmaker
Would not a strong government have begun by stifling the scandal, from motives of patriotism, a mere sense of cleanliness even?The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete|Emile Zola
In all cases the number of the parasites were greater in proportion to the neglect of cleanliness.
The duties of cleanliness and temperance fall under the same head as the above.The Moral Instruction of Children|Felix Adler
adjective (ˈklɛnlɪ) -lier or -liest
Cleanliness is indeed next to godliness. [John Wesley, Sermon "On Dress," c.1791]
Old English clænlic "morally pure, innocent," from clæne (see clean (adj.)). Of persons, "habitually clean," from c.1500.