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uncleanly

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[uhn-klen-lee]
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adjective, un·clean·li·er, un·clean·li·est.
  1. unclean.
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Origin of uncleanly

2
before 1000; Middle English onclenlich, Old English unclǣnlīc. See unclean, -ly
Related formsun·clean·li·ness, noun
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Related Words for uncleanliness

filth, defilement, dirt, squalor, impurity, contamination, uncleanness, foulness, filthiness, grubbiness, pollution, uncleanliness, dirtiness, starvation, impoverishment, decay, destitution, indigence, poorness, wretchedness

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Historical Examples of uncleanliness

  • The worst fault of the comforter is to be found in its uncleanliness.

    The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4)

    W. Grant Hague

  • Will the teacher's complaint of uncleanliness be heeded by trustees?

    Civics and Health

    William H. Allen

  • She had no idea of their uncleanliness; it was simply a matter of discomfort.

  • The Spirit of God had dwelt amidst the uncleanliness of the people.

  • Rob them of their superstition, and they perish amid all uncleanliness.


British Dictionary definitions for uncleanliness

uncleanly

1
adverb
  1. in an unclean manner
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uncleanly

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adjective
  1. characterized by an absence of cleanliness; unclean
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Derived Formsuncleanliness, noun
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