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clean-cut

(klēn′kŭt′)
adj.
1. Clearly and sharply defined or outlined.
2. Neat and trim in appearance.

clean-cut

adj
1. clearly outlined; neat: clean-cut lines of a ship.
2. definite: a clean-cut decision in boxing.

clean′-cut′



adj.
1. having a distinct, regular shape.
2. clearly outlined.
3. neat and wholesome.
4. clear-cut.
[1835–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.clean-cut - neat and smart in appearance; "a clean-cut and well-bred young man"; "the trig corporal in his jaunty cap"; "a trim beard"
tidy - marked by order and cleanliness in appearance or habits; "a tidy person"; "a tidy house"; "a tidy mind"
2.clean-cut - clear and distinct to the senses; easily perceptible; "as clear as a whistle"; "clear footprints in the snow"; "the letter brought back a clear image of his grandfather"; "a spire clean-cut against the sky"; "a clear-cut pattern"
distinct - easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined; "a distinct flavor"; "a distinct odor of turpentine"; "a distinct outline"; "the ship appeared as a distinct silhouette"; "distinct fingerprints"

clean-cut

adjective neat, trim, tidy, chiselled He was handsome in a clean-cut, English way.
Translations

clean-cut

[ˈkliːnˈkʌt] ADJ
1. (= clearly outlined) → claro, bien definido; [outline] → nítido
2. [person] → de buen parecer; (= smart) → de aspecto elegante

clean-cut

[ˈkliːnˈkʌt] adj (line, shape) → netto/a, nitido/a; (man) → curato/a; (situation) → ben definito/a, chiaro/a
References in classic literature ?
The top of one pinnacle took the shapely, clean-cut form of a rabbit's head, in the inkiest silhouette, while it rested against the moon.
Under the ceaseless conflagration of lightning that flamed in the skies, everything below stood out in clean-cut and shadowless distinctness: the bending trees, the billowy river, white with foam, the driving spray of spume-flakes, the dim outlines of the high bluffs on the other side, glimpsed through the drifting cloud-rack and the slanting veil of rain.
Over the edge there peeped a clean-cut, boyish face, which looked keenly about it, and then, with a hand on either side of the aperture, drew itself shoulder-high and waist-high, until one knee rested upon the edge.
Even now March could not be certain whether the change was merely a sort of masquerade of sunshine, or that effect of clear colors and clean-cut outlines that is always visible on the parade of a marine resort, relieved against the blue dado of the sea.
The German soldiers by the innumerable sentry-boxes looked strangely like German toys, and the clean-cut battlements of the castle, gilded by the sunshine, looked the more like the gilt gingerbread.
He was a tall young man with a pleasant, clean-cut face.
I have since possessed myself of a copy, and it is not Raffles at his best; but the features are clean-cut and regular; and I often wish that I had lent it to the artistic gentlemen who have battered the statue out of all.
At the distance of a few miles the Pyramids rising above the palms, looked very clean-cut, very grand and imposing, and very soft and filmy, as well.
Cameron, a handsome man with white hair and clean-cut features.
He was a tall, smooth-faced man of about thirty, clean-cut, straight, and strong, and weather-tanned to the hue of a desert Arab.
It was evident that the new prisoner was himself as much a savage as his captors if apparel and weapons were any criterion by which to judge; yet it was also equally evident that he was a white man and from his well-shaped head and clean-cut features that he was not one of those unhappy halfwits who so often revert to savagery even in the heart of civilized communities.
Her finely chiseled, clean-cut face, with something red Indian about the firm mouth and strongly marked cheek bones, showed even at that distance traces of the friction of the passing years.