unclean

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adjective un·clean \ ˌən-ˈklēn \

Definition of unclean

1 :morally or spiritually impure
2 :infected with a harmful supernatural contagion; also :prohibited by ritual law for use or contact
4 :lacking in clarity and precision of conception or execution

uncleanness

play \ˌən-ˈklēn-nəs\ noun

Examples of unclean in a Sentence

  1. Many of their health problems were caused by unclean living conditions.

  2. there's something unclean about this whole business

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First Known Use of unclean

before 12th century


UNCLEAN Defined for English Language Learners

unclean

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Definition of unclean for English Language Learners

  • : not clean : dirty

  • : not innocent and good : morally impure

  • : not allowed to be used by religious law


UNCLEAN Defined for Kids

unclean

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adjective un·clean \ ˌən-ˈklēn \

Definition of unclean for Students

1 :dirty 1, filthy
2 :not pure and innocent
3 :not allowed for use by religious law


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