cleanness
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈkliːnnəs/
Noun

cleanness (uncountable)

  1. Moral purity; innocence.
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, [http://quod.lib.umich.edu/c/cme/MaloryWks2/1:18.6?rgn=div2;view=fulltext chapter vj], in Le Morte Darthur, book XVI:
      Certes sayd the good man that is sothe / for he shalle be the best knyghte of the world and the fairest of alle the felauship / But wete yow wel there shall none atteyne it but by clennes that is pure confession
  2. The state of being physically clean and free of contamination or dirt; cleanliness.
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