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Meaning of UNCLEAN

Pronunciation:  un'kleen

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime; "dirty unswept sidewalks"; "a child in dirty overalls"; "dirty slums"; "piles of dirty dishes"; "put his dirty feet on the clean sheet"; "wore an unclean shirt"; "mining is a dirty job"; "Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves"
  2. [adj]  (religion) ritually unclean or impure; "and the swine...is unclean to you"-Leviticus 11:3

UNCLEAN is a 7 letter word that starts with U.


 Synonyms: bedraggled, befouled, begrimed, bespattered, besplashed, black, buggy, defiled, dingy, dirty, draggled, dust-covered, dusty, faecal, fecal, feculent, filthy, flyblown, foul, fouled, greasy, grimy, grubby, grungy, lousy, maculate, mucky, muddy, nasty, nonkosher, oily, raunchy, scummy, smeared, smirched, smudged, smudgy, snot-nosed, snotty, soiled, sordid, spattered, splashed, squalid, terefah, travel-soiled, travel-stained, tref, unswept, untouchable, unwashed
 Antonyms: clean
 See Also: impure, unclean, untidy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Un*clean"\, a. [AS. uncl?ne. See {Unnot}, and {Clean}.]
1. Not clean; foul; dirty; filthy.

2. Ceremonially impure; needing ritual cleansing.

         He that toucheth the dead body of any man shall be
         unclean seven days.                   --Num. xix.

3. Morally impure. ``Adultery of the heart, consisting of
   inordinate and unclean affections.'' --Perkins. --
   {Un*clean"ly}, adv. -- {Un*clean"ness}, n.

{Unclean animals} (Script.), those which the Israelites were
   forbidden to use for food.

{Unclean spirit} (Script.), a wicked spirit; a demon. --Mark
   i. 27.