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uncleanly

1
[ uhn-kleen-lee ]
/ ʌnˈklin li /
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adverb
in an unclean manner.
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Origin of uncleanly

1
before 950; Old English unclǣnlīce (not recorded in ME). See un-1, cleanly

Other definitions for uncleanly (2 of 2)

uncleanly2
[ uhn-klen-lee ]
/ ʌnˈklɛn li /

adjective, un·clean·li·er, un·clean·li·est.

Origin of uncleanly

2
before 1000; Middle English onclenlich,Old English unclǣnlīc.See unclean, -ly

OTHER WORDS FROM uncleanly

un·clean·li·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for uncleanly (1 of 2)

uncleanly1
/ (ʌnˈkliːnlɪ) /

adverb
in an unclean manner

British Dictionary definitions for uncleanly (2 of 2)

uncleanly2
/ (ʌnˈklɛnlɪ) /

adjective
characterized by an absence of cleanliness; unclean

Derived forms of uncleanly

uncleanliness, noun
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