cleanly
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈklɛnli/
Adjective

cleanly (comparative cleanlier, superlative cleanliest)

  1. Being habitually clean, practising good hygiene.
  2. (obsolete) Cleansing; fitted to remove moisture; dirt, etc.
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  3. (obsolete) Adroit; dexterous; artful.
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    • 1765, Oliver Goldsmith, The Traveller, or, A Prospect of Society
      While his lov'd partner boastful of her hoard,
      Displays the cleanly platter on the board;
Antonyms Translations
  • German: reinlich
  • Russian: чистопло́тный
Pronunciation
  • (British, America) IPA: /ˈkliːnli/
Adverb

cleanly (comparative cleanlier, superlative cleanliest)

  1. In a clean way, neatly.
    • 1849 May – 1850 November, Charles Dickens, chapter 15, in The Personal History of David Copperfield, London: Bradbury & Evans, […], published 1850, OCLC 558196156 ↗:
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  2. Not causing a mess or unnecessary damage.
    We agreed to break off our relationship cleanly.
    Fortunately, the bullet passed cleanly through your shoulder.
  3. Innocently; without stain.
  4. Adroitly; dexterously
Translations


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