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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 of clean antiseptic, chaste, fair, immaculate, pristine, spick-and-span (or spic-and-span), spotless, squeaky-clean, stainless, unsoiled, unstained, unsullied Words Related to clean 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 of clean dingy, greasy, grimy, mucky, muddy, unwashed; defiled, germy, polluted, tainted, unsterile, unsterilized; blackened, discolored Antonyms of clean 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 of clean fair, legal, sportsmanlike, sportsmanlyWords Related to clean just, law-abiding; ethical, moral, principled, scrupulous; honorable, irreproachable, unimpeachableNear Antonyms of clean immoral, unethical, unprincipled, unrighteous, unscrupulous, vicious, wrongAntonyms of clean 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 of clean chaste, decent, G-rated, immaculate, modest, pure, vestal, virgin, virginalWords Related to clean lily-white, spotless, stainless, unblemished, undefiled, unsoiled, unspotted, unstained, unsullied, untainted, untarnished; decorous, proper, seemly; cultivated, refined, tasteful; harmless, innocent, innocuous, inoffensiveNear Antonyms of clean blemished, defiled, soiled, spotted, stained, sullied, tainted, tarnished; improper, indecorous, indelicate, ribald, unseemly; crude, tacky, tasteless, unrefinedAntonyms of clean 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 of clean all-out, exhaustive, complete, comprehensive, full-scale, out-and-out, thorough, thoroughgoing, totalWords Related to clean broad, extensive, far-reaching, in-depth, sweeping, wide, wide-ranging; general, global, inclusive, methodical (also methodic), systematic; no-holds-barred, unhampered, unrestrainedNear Antonyms of clean 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 of clean 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, veryWords Related to clean 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 of clean 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 of clean bare, blank, empty, devoid, stark, toom [chiefly Scottish], vacant, vacuous, voidWords Related to clean barren, hollow; available, clear, free, open; unfilled, unfurnished; unattended, uninhabited, unoccupied; abandoned, deserted, emptied, forsaken, vacated; depleted, drained, dry, exhaustedNear Antonyms of clean complete; replete; furnished, provided, supplied; filled, occupied; flush, overflowing, packed, teemingAntonyms of clean full


clean

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of clean


clean

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of clean

  1. 1 to remove the dirt from we cleaned the clothes before donating them to charity Synonyms of clean cleanse, deterge, GI, turn out Words Related to clean 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 of clean begrime, muddy; defile, pollute, taint; blacken, discolor Antonyms of clean besmirch, dirty, foul, soil, spot, stain, sully

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


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