uncleanly

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adverb

un·​clean·​ly ˌən-ˈklēn-lē How to pronounce uncleanly (audio)
: in an unclean manner

uncleanly

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adjective

un·​clean·​ly ˌən-ˈklen-lē How to pronounce uncleanly (audio)
: morally or physically unclean
uncleanliness noun

Examples of uncleanly in a Sentence

Adjective the uncleanly uniforms of the restaurant's staff

Word History

First Known Use

Adverb

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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Cite this Entry

“Uncleanly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncleanly. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

uncleanly

adjective
un·​clean·​ly
ˌən-ˈklen-lē
uncleanliness noun
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