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adj. un·clean·er, un·clean·est
1. Foul or dirty.
2. Morally defiled.
3. Ceremonially impure.

un·clean′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.uncleanness - the state of being unsanitaryuncleanness - the state of being unsanitary  
feculence - something that is feculent
sanitary condition - the state of sanitation (clean or dirty)
grime, grunge, soil, dirt, filth, grease, stain - the state of being covered with unclean things
befoulment, defilement, pollution - the state of being polluted
dinge, dinginess - discoloration due to dirtiness
dustiness - the state of being covered with dust
griminess, grubbiness - the state of being grimy
smuttiness, sootiness - the state of being dirty with soot
sordidness, squalidness, squalor - sordid dirtiness


References in classic literature ?
The men who worked on the killing beds would come to reek with foulness, so that you could smell one of them fifty feet away; there was simply no such thing as keeping decent, the most careful man gave it up in the end, and wallowed in uncleanness.
for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed ap- pear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.
To augment their misery, a contagious disorder of a dangerous nature spread through the land; and, rendered more virulent by the uncleanness, the indifferent food, and the wretched lodging of the lower classes, swept off many whose fate the survivors were tempted to envy, as exempting them from the evils which were to come.
That I believe," said Sancho; "and they would be great fools if they did or thought otherwise; once more I say, see to my feeding and my Dapple's for that is the great point and what is most to the purpose; and when the hour comes let us go the rounds, for it is my intention to purge this island of all manner of uncleanness and of all idle good-for-nothing vagabonds; for I would have you know that lazy idlers are the same thing in a State as the drones in a hive, that eat up the honey the industrious bees make.
Some go clawing trees; some go scratching at the graves of the dead; some go fighting with foreheads or feet or claws; some bite suddenly, none giving occasion; some love uncleanness.
If you would avoid uncleanness, and all the sins, work earnestly, though it be at cleaning a stable.
With a sense of weariness and uncleanness from the night spent in the train, in the early fog of Petersburg Alexey Alexandrovitch drove through the deserted Nevsky and stared straight before him, not thinking of what was awaiting him.
In wine is truth, and the truth had all come out, "that is, all the uncleanness of his coarse and envious heart"
Similarly, some fascinating work done in oral history in the last two decades has served to bring out the family significance of other birth rituals, such as what in the Church of England used to be called "the churching of women"--in effect, a purification ritual from the uncleanness resulting from childbirth.
The verse of purification; Allah has said, "Allah only desires to keep away the uncleanness from you, O people of the House, and to purify you a (thorough) purifying.
Wherefore God gave them up to the desires of their heart, unto uncleanness, to dishonour their own bodies among themselves.
23) Donne's sermon is permeated with images of pollution: "Our mothers," he claims, "conceived us in sin; and being wrapped up in uncleanness there, can any Man bring a cleane thing out offilthinesse?