[ US /ənˈkɫin/ ]
[ UK /ʌnklˈiːn/ ]
  1. having a physical or moral blemish so as to make impure according to dietary or ceremonial laws
    and the swine...is unclean to you
    unclean meat
  2. soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime
    mining is a dirty job
    dirty unswept sidewalks
    wore an unclean shirt
    dirty slums
    Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves
    put his dirty feet on the clean sheet
    piles of dirty dishes
    a child in dirty overalls
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How To Use unclean In A Sentence

  • He did miss the second part where you then point at the mess and the recipient is unclean. Think Progress » Bush wipes his hand on Clinton’s shirt after shaking hands with Haitian residents.
  • Persons must indeed be of very uncleanly habits, whose heads absolutely require the aid of this comb, as the brush alone sufficiently possesses the power of effectually cleaning the hair from scurf, dandriff, and dust, if constantly used. The Ladies' Vase Polite Manual for Young Ladies
  • He was oily in character, very slick and unclean.
  • 3 For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile: 4 Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)
  • In the latter expression the word for "hand," kaph, signifies "the palm of the hand," consequently, not even hidden uncleanness within the hand, -- therefore complete innocency. Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1
  • You do not get lice because you are dirty or unclean.
  • The housebreaker's unclean face was still cheerful and mocking, although a slow worry had begun gathering at its edges. MAN'S LOVING FAMILY
  • He'll have to stomach the invasion of his small little Baraboo in Sauk County as the uncleansed, the unshaven, the Communists, the Marxists, and the all out who-knows-what come for "Fighting Bob Fest. Archive 2005-09-01
  • The word for abomination here is tô ‛ êbah, which is not the word often used for ritual uncleanness, but is often used for sexual sin, in particular sexual sins and including sodomy. Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]
  • There is the convulsed boy foaming at the mouth and the man emerging from the tombs with an unclean spirit.
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