View synonyms for cleanness


[ kleen-nis ]


  1. the state or quality of having clean or trim lines:

    the cleanness of the aircraft’s design.

  2. the state or quality of being gracefully spare, or forceful and simple:

    the author’s cleanness of style and expression.

  3. the quality or state of being clean and neat; cleanliness:

    the cleanness of the air.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of cleanness1

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English clennesse, clennes, clean ( def ), -ness ( def )
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Example Sentences

So from thence home, where my house of office was emptying, and I find they will do, it with much more cleanness than I expected.

We were surprised at the cleanness and neatness of the building, and at the large number of people within it.

What joy when he won his first happy high dive—into cleanness leaping with keen lithe grace.

Cleanness, however, seems to come under temperance, for this it is which precludes bodily defilement.

Temperance indeed worketh cleanness, but this has not the ratio of sanctity except it be referred to God.