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Definition 1: having a physical or moral blemish so as to make impure according to dietary or ceremonial laws - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where unclean or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • unclean meat
  • and the swine...is unclean to you

Synonyms for unclean in the sense of this definition

(unclean is similar to ...) not conforming to dietary laws

(unclean is similar to ...) (especially used in traditional Hindu belief of the lowest caste or castes) defiling

(means also ...) combined with extraneous elements

(unclean belongs to category ...) a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny

"he lost his faith but not his morality"

Definition 2: soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where unclean or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dirty unswept sidewalks
  • a child in dirty overalls
  • dirty slums
  • piles of dirty dishes
  • put his dirty feet on the clean sheet
  • wore an unclean shirt
  • mining is a dirty job
  • Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves

Synonyms for unclean in the sense of this definition

(unclean is similar to ...) infested with lice

"burned their lousy clothes"

(unclean is similar to ...) not cleaned with or as if with soap and water

"a sink full of unwashed dishes"

(unclean is similar to ...) spotted or blotched

(unclean is similar to ...) dirty and messy; covered with mud or muck

"muddy boots" "a mucky stable"

(unclean is similar to ...) dirty and infested with rats

(unclean is similar to ...) covered with scum

"the scummy surface of the polluted pond"

(unclean is similar to ...) smeared with something that soils or stains; these words are often used in combination

"oil-smeared work clothes" "hostile faces smirched by the grime and rust" "ink-smudged fingers"

(unclean is similar to ...) dirty with nasal discharge

"a snotty nose" "a house full of snot-nosed kids"

(unclean is similar to ...) covered with or as if with soot

"a sooty chimney"

(unclean is similar to ...) soiled from travel

"travel-soiled clothes"

(unclean is similar to ...) habitually unclean

(unclean is similar to ...) smeared or soiled with grease or oil

"greasy coveralls" "get rid of rubbish and oily rags"

(unclean is similar to ...) foul and run-down and repulsive

"a flyblown bar on the edge of town" "a squalid overcrowded apartment in the poorest part of town" "squalid living conditions" "sordid shantytowns"

(unclean is similar to ...) extremely filthy from long neglect

(unclean is similar to ...) limp and soiled as if dragged in the mud

"the beggar's bedraggled clothes" "scarecrows in battered hats or draggled skirts"

(unclean is similar to ...) made dirty or foul

"a building befouled with soot" "breathing air fouled and darkened with factory soot"

(unclean is similar to ...) thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot

"a miner's begrimed face" "dingy linen" "grimy hands" "grubby little fingers" "a grungy kitchen"

(unclean is similar to ...) soiled with dirt or soot

"with feet black from playing outdoors" "his shirt was black within an hour"

(unclean is similar to ...) infested with bugs

(unclean is similar to ...) covered with cobwebs

(unclean is similar to ...) having a dirty face

"a crowd of dirty-faced ragamuffins surrounded him"

(unclean is similar to ...) foul with waste matter

(unclean is similar to ...) disgustingly dirty; filled or smeared with offensive matter

"as filthy as a pigsty" "a foul pond" "a nasty pigsty of a room"

(unclean is similar to ...) not having been swept

"unswept floors"

(means also ...) not neat and tidy

"careless and untidy in her personal habits" "an untidy living room" "untidy and casual about money"

(... are attributes of unclean) the state of being clean; without dirt or other impurities

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