un clean

unclean

[uhn-kleen]
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:
before 900; Middle English unclene, Old English unclǣne. See un-1, clean

uncleanness, noun


1. soiled, filthy. 2. base, unchaste, sinful, corrupt, polluted.
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unclean (ʌnˈkliːn)
 
adj
lacking moral, spiritual, ritual, or physical cleanliness
 
un'cleanness
 
n

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unclean
O.E. 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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