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unclean

[uhn-kleen] /ʌnˈklin/
adjective, uncleaner, uncleanest.
1.
not clean; dirty.
2.
morally impure; evil; vile:
unclean thoughts.
3.
Chiefly Biblical. having a physical or moral blemish so as to make impure according to the laws, especially the dietary or ceremonial laws:
an unclean animal; unclean persons.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English unclene, Old English unclǣne. See un-1, clean
Related forms
uncleanness, noun
Synonyms
1. soiled, filthy. 2. base, unchaste, sinful, corrupt, polluted.
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British Dictionary definitions for un clean

unclean

/ʌnˈkliːn/
adjective
1.
lacking moral, spiritual, ritual, or physical cleanliness
Derived Forms
uncleanness, noun
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Word Origin and History for un clean

unclean

adj.

Old English unclæne, "morally impure, defiled, unfit for food," from un- (1) "not" + clean (adj.). Literal sense of "dirty" is recorded from mid-13c.

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