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clean-cut

[kleen-kuht] /ˈklinˈkʌt/
adjective
1.
having distinct, regular shape:
a face with clean-cut features.
2.
clearly outlined.
3.
neat and wholesome:
a polite, clean-cut young man.
4.
unambiguously clear; unmistakable; clear-cut:
The case against him is a clean-cut one.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45
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  • Its gravity would draw in particles, sculpting what would otherwise be a fuzzy boundary into a clean-cut ring.
  • It has been clean-cut and impartial, divorced from all attempts to make it serve the selfish interests of particular nations.
  • Too often the attacker is the clean-cut acquaintance next door.
British Dictionary definitions for clean-cut

clean-cut

adjective
1.
clearly outlined; neat: clean-cut lines of a ship
2.
definite: a clean-cut decision in boxing
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Word Origin and History for clean-cut
adj.

"precise," 1829 (of turf), from clean (adv.) + past participle of cut (v.).

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