Definition of Cleanly

1. Adjective. Habitually clean. "Cleanly in their persons and habitations"

Similar to: Clean
Derivative terms: Cleanliness

2. Adverb. In an adroit manner. "He bounced it cleanly off the wall"
Exact synonyms: Flawlessly
Partainyms: Clean, Flawless

3. Adverb. In a manner that minimizes dirt and pollution. "The motor burns cleanly"
Partainyms: Clean

4. Adverb. Without difficulty or distortion. "She played the piano accompaniment cleanly"

Definition of Cleanly

1. a. Habitually clean; pure; innocent.

2. adv. In a clean manner; neatly.

Definition of Cleanly

1. Adjective. being habitually clean, practising good hygiene ¹

2. Adverb. in a clean way ¹

3. Adverb. neatly ¹

4. Adverb. not causing a mess or unnecessary damage ¹

5. Adverb. innocently; without stain ¹

6. Adverb. adroitly; dexterously ¹

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Definition of Cleanly

1. habitually clean [adj -LIER, -LIEST]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cleanly

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

Literary usage of Cleanly

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1. Humour, Wit, & Satire of the Seventeenth Century by John Ashton (1883)
"... O the best &c— O this was one of my Aunts, the best of all the three, And surely though I say it myselfe a cleanly woman was she, a cleanly &c. ..."

2. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1905)
"These firms bottle the milk in the country instead of in ihe city, exacting the most cleanly conditions by contract with the farmers producing it, ..."

3. The Origin and Development of the Moral Ideas by Edvard Westermarck (1908)
"... cy—we may assume that their toleration of filth is d on disgusting substances, or regard vermin as a )solutely boundless. e prevalence of cleanly or ..."

4. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine (1892)
"cleanly living, and dangerous habit. THE ravens of Providence come when least expected, and are not addicted to the habit of encouraging laziness. ..."

5. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter (1887)
"enough for food, seed, and rent, takes the rest. They are cleanly in their habits, and not so simple as the ..."

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