Definition of Cleanliness

1. Noun. The habit of keeping free of superficial imperfections.

Generic synonyms: Habit, Use

2. Noun. Diligence in keeping clean.
Generic synonyms: Trait
Specialized synonyms: Fastidiousness, Neatness, Tidiness
Derivative terms: Cleanly
Antonyms: Uncleanliness

Definition of Cleanliness

1. n. State of being cleanly; neatness of person or dress.

Definition of Cleanliness

1. Noun. the property of being cleanly, or habitually clean; good hygiene ¹

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Definition of Cleanliness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cleanliness

cleaning implement
cleaning lady
cleaning out
cleaning pad
cleaning shoe
cleaning shoes
cleaning up
cleaning woman
cleanliness (current term)
cleans out
cleans up

Literary usage of Cleanliness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Notes on Nursing: What it Is, and what it is Not by Florence Nightingale (1912)
"PERSONAL cleanliness. In almost all diseases, the function of the skin is, Poisoning more or less, disordered; and in many most important diseases nature ..."

2. The House and Home: A Practical Book by Lyman Abbott (1896)
"It has been said, many years ago, that " if cleanliness is next to Godliness, ... Now, what is meant by cleanliness ? cleanliness, as used in this article, ..."

3. Preventive Medicine and Hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau, George Chandler Whipple, John William Trask, Thomas William Salmon (1921)
"cleanliness.—Schools should be kept scrupulously clean and every precaution ... cleanliness of person and surroundings should be one of the most important ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"The superiority of the goat over the cow in the matter of cleanliness (difference in character of excreta, disinclination to lie down in filth); ..."

5. The Modern Factory: Safety, Sanitation and Welfare by George Moses Price (1914)
"General cleanliness. In spite of the importance of cleanliness to the efficiency and health of the workers, this matter is much glected by employers and ..."

6. The Origin and Development of the Moral Ideas by Edvard Westermarck (1908)
"5 Very commonly cleanliness is a class distinction.0 Thus among the Point Barrow Eskimo the poorer people are often careless about their clothes and persons ..."

7. Private Duty Nursing by Katharine DeWitt (1913)
"CHAPTER XIII STERILIZATION AND cleanliness THESE words should signify the same thing, for sterilization is but exaggerated cleanliness, and cleanliness, ..."

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