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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.
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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
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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. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity."
If you would avoid uncleanness, and all the sins, work earnestly, though it be at cleaning a stable.
The practical objection to animal food in my case was its uncleanness; and besides, when I had caught and cleaned and cooked and eaten my fish, they seemed not to have fed me essentially.
"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."
I knew the ugliness of Heine's nature: his revengefulness, and malice, and cruelty, and treachery, and uncleanness; and yet he was supremely charming among the poets I have read.
"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.
In wine is truth, and the truth had all come out, "that is, all the uncleanness of his coarse and envious heart"!
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.
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. There was not even a place where a man could wash his hands, and the men ate as much raw blood as food at dinnertime.
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.
'PTI was holding a peaceful protest against the water crisis and uncleanness issues in the metropolis.
"No arguing with a Korean who verily believes that no man gets rich unless he is dirty," Yun observed and then caustically added, "Thus uncleanness in Korea is associated with the strongest passion of a man, viz: the love of money."