uncleanly

adverb
un·​clean·​ly | \ˌən-ˈklēn-lē \

Definition of uncleanly 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: in an unclean manner

uncleanly

adjective
un·​clean·​ly | \ˌən-ˈklen-lē \

Definition of uncleanly (Entry 2 of 2)

: morally or physically unclean

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Other Words from uncleanly

Adjective

uncleanliness noun

Examples of uncleanly in a Sentence

Adjective

the uncleanly uniforms of the restaurant's staff

First Known Use of uncleanly

Adverb

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of uncleanly was before the 12th century

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