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adj. un·clean·li·er, un·clean·li·est
adv. (-klēn′-)
In an unclean manner.

un·clean′li·ness n.


in an unclean manner
characterized by an absence of cleanliness; unclean
unˈcleanliness n


(ʌnˈklin li)

in an unclean manner.
[before 950; Old English unclǣnlīce (not recorded in Middle English). See un-1, cleanly]


(ʌnˈklɛn li)

adj. -li•er, -li•est.
[before 1000; Middle English onclenlich, Old English unclǣnlīc. See unclean, -ly]
un•clean′li•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.uncleanly - habitually unclean
dirty, soiled, unclean - soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime; "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"


1. Covered or stained with or as if with dirt or other impurities:
2. Not chaste or moral:
References in classic literature ?
For this is OUR height and our home: too high and steep do we here dwell for all uncleanly ones and their thirst.
But this was the only time I was ever guilty of so uncleanly an action; for which I cannot but hope the candid reader will give some allowance, after he has maturely and impartially considered my case, and the distress I was in.
That means that many have starved and drudged in uncleanly discomfort in order that you may have white and unbroken hands, fine garments, and exquisite manners--that you may be a living fountain of those influences that soften our natures and lives.
Gross amounts: - pick up and partially dispose of 270 m of paved areas; - 17 pieces of equipment reconstruction and storage of outdoor equipment; - remove 500 m of turf; - remove 500 m topsoil; - 1 500 m excavation pit excavation; - dispose of 1,900 t of clean material; - dispose of 200 t of soil uncleanly.
The plant's manufacturing equipment was found damaged, containing uncleanly residue and contaminants.
The poorly kept and uncleanly kept stage is probably the reflection of the state of mind of the owner of the premises rather than an intentional disregard of sanitary conditions and of unclean fish curing, but regardless of the cause I am very sure that some fish is prepared for consumption without due regard of the fact that it is human food stuff.