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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 ?
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.
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.
Her clean-cut head with prominent, bright, spirited eyes, broadened out at the open nostrils, that showed the red blood in the cartilage within.
She looked for protest, and found it in Sheldon's clenched hand and in every line of his clean-cut face.
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.
A tall young American, his thick head of hair, which had once been carefully parted in the middle, a little disheveled, his hard, clean-cut face flushed with enthusiasm, had risen to his feet and stood with a brimming glass of champagne high over his head.
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.
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.
He was a tall young man with a pleasant, clean-cut face.
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.
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.