un|clean´ness

un|clean´ness
un|clean «uhn KLEEN», adjective.
1. not clean; dirty; soiled; filthy.
2. not pure morally; evil: »

Woe is me!…because I am a man of unclean lips (Isaiah 6:5).

3. not ceremonially clean: »

The Gentiles were no longer common or unclean (Cardinal Newman).

[Old English uncl < un- un-1 + cl clean]
un|clean´ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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