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clean

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of clean

  1. 1 free from dirt or stain <although the soccer team always starts out with clean uniforms, they don't stay that way for long> Synonyms antiseptic, chaste, fair, immaculate, pristine, spick-and-span (or spic-and-span), spotless, squeaky-clean, stainless, unsoiled, unstained, unsullied Related Words pure, taintless, undefiled, unpolluted, untainted, wholesome; cleanly, germfree, hygienic, sanitary, sterile; abluted, bleached, cleansed, purified, scrubbed, washed, whitened; milky, snowy, white; flawless, unblemished; bright, shiny, sparkling Near Antonyms dingy, greasy, grimy, mucky, muddy, unwashed; defiled, germy, polluted, tainted, unsterile, unsterilized; blackened, discolored Antonyms besmirched, dirty, filthy, foul, grubby, smirched, soiled, spotted, stained, sullied, unclean, uncleaned

  2. 2 following or according to the rules <a clean check from the other hockey player> Synonyms fair, legal, sportsmanlike, sportsmanlyRelated Words just, law-abiding; ethical, moral, principled, scrupulous; honorable, irreproachable, unimpeachableNear Antonyms immoral, unethical, unprincipled, unrighteous, unscrupulous, vicious, wrongAntonyms dirty, foul, nasty, unfair, unsportsmanlike

  3. 3 free from any trace of the coarse or indecent <only clean songs will be permitted for the performances on the last night of summer camp> Synonyms chaste, decent, G-rated, immaculate, modest, pure, vestal, virgin, virginalRelated Words lily-white, spotless, stainless, unblemished, undefiled, unsoiled, unspotted, unstained, unsullied, untainted, untarnished; decorous, proper, seemly; cultivated, refined, tasteful; harmless, innocent, innocuous, inoffensiveNear Antonyms blemished, defiled, soiled, spotted, stained, sullied, tainted, tarnished; improper, indecorous, indelicate, ribald, unseemly; crude, tacky, tasteless, unrefinedAntonyms coarse, dirty, filthy, immodest, impure, indecent, obscene, smutty, unchaste, unclean, vulgar

  4. 4 trying all possibilities <police made a clean sweep of the area before the governor's arrival> Synonyms all-out, exhaustive, complete, comprehensive, full-scale, out-and-out, thorough, thoroughgoing, totalRelated Words broad, extensive, far-reaching, in-depth, sweeping, wide, wide-ranging; general, global, inclusive, methodical (also methodic), systematic; no-holds-barred, unhampered, unrestrainedNear Antonyms aimless, desultory, haphazard, hit-or-miss, random; cursory, shallow, slipshod, superficial; limited, narrow, restricted

  5. 5 having no exceptions or restrictions <the clean joy of running that young children experience> Synonyms all-out, arrant, blank, blooming [chiefly British], bodacious [Southern & Midland], categorical (also categoric), absolute, complete, consummate, cotton-picking, crashing, damn, damned, dead, deadly, definite, downright, dreadful, fair, flat, flat-out, out-and-out, outright, perfect, plumb, profound, pure, rank, regular, sheer, simple, stark, stone, straight-out, thorough, thoroughgoing, total, unadulterated, unalloyed, unconditional, unmitigated, unqualified, utter, veryRelated Words authentic, classic, genuine, real, veritable; constant, endless, eternal, perpetual, undying, unremitting; extreme, unrestricted; confirmed, habitual, hopeless, inveterate; extraordinary, frightful, horrible, huge, main, superlative, supreme, surpassing, terrible, terrificNear Antonyms doubtful, dubious, equivocal, qualified, questionable, restricted, uncertain

  6. 6 lacking contents that could or should be present <the ship returned with a clean hold> Synonyms bare, blank, empty, devoid, stark, toom [chiefly Scottish], vacant, vacuous, voidRelated Words barren, hollow; available, clear, free, open; unfilled, unfurnished; unattended, uninhabited, unoccupied; abandoned, deserted, emptied, forsaken, vacated; depleted, drained, dry, exhaustedNear Antonyms complete; replete; furnished, provided, supplied; filled, occupied; flush, overflowing, packed, teemingAntonyms full





clean

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of clean

  1. 1 to remove the dirt from <we cleaned the clothes before donating them to charity> Synonyms cleanse, deterge, GI, turn out Related Words decontaminate, purge, purify; disinfect, sanitize; brush, comb, dry-clean, dust, launder, mop, muck (out), rinse, scour, scrub, shampoo, sponge, swab, sweep, vacuum, wash, wipe; brighten, deodorize, freshen, spruce (up), sweeten; pick up, straighten (up), tidy, unclutter Near Antonyms begrime, muddy; defile, pollute, taint; blacken, discolor Antonyms besmirch, dirty, foul, soil, spot, stain, sully

  2. 2 to take the internal organs out of <cleaned the rabbit before cooking it> Synonyms gut, disembowel, draw, eviscerateRelated Words bone, dress; cut, excise, extract, remove, withdraw, yank; transplant




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