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Synonyms for clean
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clean and jerk, clean(adj)

    a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead

    Synonyms:
    clean and jerk

    Antonyms:
    muddy, draggled, buggy, grimy, travel-soiled, hard, foul-mouthed, uncomplete, fouled, obscene, filthy, illegible, unjust, scatological, befouled, infected, foul-spoken, raunchy, full, dirty-faced, incomplete, lousy, snot-nosed, flyblown, black, tref, oily, unclean, armed, sooty, off-color, dingy, begrimed, soiled, mucky, scabrous, maculate, scummy, ribald, impure, unfair, immoral, untouchable, snotty, foul, cobwebby, unswept, contaminating, travel-stained, grungy, nasty, nonkosher, Augean, addicted, cruddy, feculent, blasphemous, unwashed, uncleanly, septic, bedraggled, imperfect, dirty, terefah, smudgy, qualified, blue, sordid, squalid, salacious, maladroit, smutty, bawdy, lewd, ratty, grubby, greasy, difficult, profane, dirty-minded, soil, bemire, grime, begrime, colly

  2. clean(adj)

    free from dirt or impurities; or having clean habits

    "children with clean shining faces"; "clean white shirts"; "clean dishes"; "a spotlessly clean house"; "cats are clean animals"

    Synonyms:
    fair, sporty, neat, white, clean-living, fresh, unclouded, uninfected, light, sporting, sportsmanlike, uncontaminating, unobjectionable, blank, clear

    Antonyms:
    travel-soiled, scabrous, infected, filthy, smutty, impure, difficult, bedraggled, dirty, foul-mouthed, grubby, maladroit, uncomplete, begrimed, scummy, armed, dingy, unclean, soiled, ratty, blasphemous, befouled, greasy, illegible, blue, uncleanly, unjust, maculate, ribald, buggy, unfair, hard, dirty-faced, profane, full, terefah, squalid, fouled, immoral, snot-nosed, oily, cruddy, dirty-minded, off-color, unswept, cobwebby, foul, flyblown, lewd, sordid, mucky, raunchy, snotty, qualified, feculent, imperfect, addicted, untouchable, black, bawdy, unwashed, contaminating, nonkosher, scatological, tref, foul-spoken, Augean, incomplete, grungy, travel-stained, obscene, draggled, salacious, nasty, lousy, grimy, septic, muddy, smudgy, sooty, soil, begrime, grime, colly, bemire

  3. clean, clear(adj)

    free of restrictions or qualifications

    "a clean bill of health"; "a clear winner"

    Synonyms:
    decipherable, uncontaminating, unmortgaged, clean-living, sporting, blank, exculpated, unobjectionable, fresh, clean-cut, exonerated, sporty, clear, open, neat, white, unclouded, clear(p), percipient, clear-cut, well-defined, readable, light, fair, absolved, vindicated, cleared, uninfected, sportsmanlike

    Antonyms:
    dirty-faced, black, unfair, terefah, snot-nosed, dirty, mucky, cruddy, raunchy, uncleanly, smutty, lewd, salacious, travel-soiled, ratty, full, nasty, unwashed, off-color, blue, addicted, impure, unjust, scabrous, oily, septic, flyblown, immoral, uncomplete, begrimed, unclean, contaminating, tref, difficult, bawdy, travel-stained, untouchable, filthy, squalid, fouled, incomplete, armed, sooty, scummy, obscene, infected, smudgy, hard, feculent, ribald, unswept, befouled, draggled, grubby, grungy, foul, soiled, qualified, muddy, profane, illegible, foul-spoken, sordid, Augean, cobwebby, maculate, grimy, scatological, foul-mouthed, dingy, lousy, bedraggled, blasphemous, imperfect, dirty-minded, buggy, maladroit, nonkosher, snotty, greasy, bemire, colly, begrime, grime, soil

  4. clean, clear, light, unclouded(adj)

    (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims

    "efforts to obtain a clean bass in orchestral recordings"; "clear laughter like a waterfall"; "clear reds and blues"; "a light lilting voice like a silver bell"

    Synonyms:
    light-headed, clear(p), well-defined, wanton, lightsome, swooning, uninfected, lightheaded, neat, cloudless, idle, sporting, clean-cut, light-colored, unaccented, exonerated, weak, low-cal, clean-living, promiscuous, sportsmanlike, light(a), percipient, abstemious, faint, unclouded, vindicated, readable, open, absolved, lite, wakeful, clear, sporty, fresh, short, unobjectionable, tripping, fair, clear-cut, unmortgaged, scant(p), decipherable, blank, white, cleared, sluttish, light, exculpated, calorie-free, uncontaminating, easy, loose

    Antonyms:
    cobwebby, maladroit, foul-mouthed, buggy, scabrous, salacious, immoral, unclean, dirty, sordid, oily, dirty-faced, unswept, lewd, scatological, Augean, uncomplete, befouled, incomplete, illegible, hard, soiled, smutty, off-color, blasphemous, dirty-minded, draggled, lousy, qualified, snotty, black, ribald, septic, flyblown, impure, grubby, nasty, contaminating, blue, smudgy, unwashed, foul-spoken, scummy, difficult, dingy, obscene, bawdy, filthy, cruddy, unfair, fouled, ratty, imperfect, armed, unjust, profane, greasy, begrimed, maculate, tref, grimy, raunchy, full, foul, feculent, bedraggled, terefah, grungy, squalid, travel-soiled, sooty, mucky, uncleanly, muddy, nonkosher, travel-stained, infected, addicted, snot-nosed, untouchable, soil, grime, bemire, colly, begrime

  5. clean, fresh(adj)

    free from impurities

    "clean water"; "fresh air"

    Synonyms:
    invigorated, uninfected, wise, tonic, neat, brisk, saucy, new, smart, sassy, clean-living, overbold, sportsmanlike, uncontaminating, unclouded, impudent, sweet, clear, sporty, impertinent, fresh, unobjectionable, reinvigorated, fair, novel, refreshing, refreshful, unused, blank, white, sporting, refreshed, bracing, light, unfermented

    Antonyms:
    sordid, greasy, unswept, begrimed, draggled, qualified, grimy, unclean, snot-nosed, infected, nasty, uncomplete, obscene, incomplete, unjust, impure, dirty-minded, dirty-faced, foul, filthy, Augean, armed, grungy, scatological, fouled, addicted, cobwebby, muddy, raunchy, flyblown, maladroit, grubby, travel-stained, dingy, oily, mucky, squalid, hard, scabrous, soiled, lewd, dirty, ratty, imperfect, unwashed, untouchable, full, smutty, foul-mouthed, septic, buggy, snotty, unfair, lousy, bawdy, off-color, profane, blue, smudgy, befouled, terefah, scummy, black, blasphemous, salacious, immoral, uncleanly, sooty, tref, ribald, difficult, bedraggled, illegible, feculent, maculate, nonkosher, contaminating, travel-soiled, cruddy, foul-spoken, colly, soil, bemire, grime, begrime

  6. clean(adj)

    (of a record) having no marks of discredit or offense

    "a clean voting record"; "a clean driver's license"

    Synonyms:
    fair, sporty, neat, white, clean-living, fresh, unclouded, uninfected, light, sporting, sportsmanlike, uncontaminating, unobjectionable, blank, clear

    Antonyms:
    mucky, befouled, travel-stained, blasphemous, sooty, maculate, uncomplete, scummy, blue, soiled, dirty, travel-soiled, ribald, ratty, obscene, muddy, flyblown, off-color, profane, grungy, unswept, dirty-faced, unwashed, raunchy, snotty, foul, uncleanly, salacious, begrimed, imperfect, smutty, immoral, septic, impure, bedraggled, smudgy, fouled, contaminating, cobwebby, draggled, unclean, nasty, addicted, unfair, armed, scatological, feculent, foul-spoken, maladroit, grimy, nonkosher, snot-nosed, infected, lousy, dirty-minded, greasy, Augean, grubby, oily, bawdy, difficult, cruddy, lewd, illegible, incomplete, qualified, dingy, tref, buggy, filthy, scabrous, black, squalid, untouchable, foul-mouthed, full, unjust, terefah, hard, sordid, grime, begrime, colly, soil, bemire

  7. clean(adj)

    ritually clean or pure

    Synonyms:
    fair, sporty, neat, white, clean-living, fresh, unclouded, uninfected, light, sporting, sportsmanlike, uncontaminating, unobjectionable, blank, clear

    Antonyms:
    foul-spoken, squalid, black, profane, uncomplete, foul, oily, dirty-faced, travel-soiled, incomplete, difficult, ribald, hard, off-color, untouchable, obscene, filthy, draggled, septic, grungy, soiled, contaminating, tref, smutty, unclean, impure, scatological, snotty, lousy, mucky, snot-nosed, bawdy, illegible, flyblown, grubby, cruddy, dirty, blasphemous, scabrous, greasy, travel-stained, unfair, nonkosher, nasty, uncleanly, sooty, muddy, full, bedraggled, scummy, fouled, immoral, ratty, Augean, unjust, blue, raunchy, infected, grimy, sordid, terefah, buggy, salacious, imperfect, begrimed, qualified, cobwebby, unswept, feculent, befouled, lewd, unwashed, smudgy, addicted, maladroit, dirty-minded, maculate, dingy, foul-mouthed, armed, colly, begrime, soil, grime, bemire

  8. clean, uncontaminating(adj)

    not spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination

    "a clean fuel"; "cleaner and more efficient engines"; "the tactical bomb is reasonably clean"

    Synonyms:
    fair, sporty, neat, white, clean-living, fresh, unclouded, uninfected, light, sporting, sportsmanlike, uncontaminating, unobjectionable, blank, clear

    Antonyms:
    dirty-faced, travel-soiled, buggy, uncomplete, snot-nosed, dirty, foul, grimy, soiled, smutty, grubby, begrimed, nasty, bedraggled, scummy, immoral, salacious, cobwebby, grungy, ribald, lousy, greasy, qualified, off-color, scatological, impure, flyblown, muddy, black, septic, draggled, blue, uncleanly, obscene, unjust, mucky, lewd, contaminating, travel-stained, sordid, snotty, bawdy, sooty, befouled, raunchy, unclean, full, addicted, profane, filthy, ratty, foul-spoken, illegible, dingy, Augean, unfair, terefah, oily, unwashed, unswept, dirty-minded, incomplete, foul-mouthed, nonkosher, fouled, squalid, maladroit, smudgy, cruddy, tref, maculate, hard, untouchable, difficult, blasphemous, infected, scabrous, imperfect, armed, feculent, soil, grime, bemire, colly, begrime

  9. clean, unobjectionable(adj)

    (of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements; fit for all observers

    "good clean fun"; "a clean joke"

    Synonyms:
    innocuous, uncontaminating, clean-living, sporting, blank, unobjectionable, fresh, sporty, clear, neat, white, unclouded, light, fair, uninfected, sportsmanlike

    Antonyms:
    draggled, scummy, unwashed, feculent, soiled, dingy, nasty, bedraggled, contaminating, smudgy, addicted, cobwebby, difficult, buggy, blue, impure, bawdy, dirty, blasphemous, raunchy, off-color, begrimed, unswept, grimy, scatological, snotty, uncomplete, untouchable, travel-stained, maculate, sordid, grungy, infected, fouled, greasy, foul, smutty, ratty, foul-mouthed, muddy, hard, armed, sooty, squalid, filthy, lousy, septic, unfair, maladroit, mucky, imperfect, terefah, uncleanly, tref, ribald, nonkosher, lewd, Augean, qualified, befouled, dirty-faced, profane, immoral, salacious, foul-spoken, unclean, travel-soiled, full, oily, unjust, flyblown, snot-nosed, illegible, dirty-minded, obscene, cruddy, black, incomplete, grubby, scabrous, begrime, grime, bemire, colly, soil

  10. uninfected, clean(adj)

    free from sepsis or infection

    "a clean (or uninfected) wound"

    Synonyms:
    fair, sporty, neat, white, clean-living, unclouded, uninfected, light, sporting, sportsmanlike, uncontaminating, unobjectionable, blank, fresh, clear

    Antonyms:
    dirty, Augean, lousy, mucky, difficult, grungy, smudgy, uncleanly, befouled, maladroit, contaminating, blasphemous, travel-soiled, snot-nosed, off-color, armed, obscene, smutty, nonkosher, profane, squalid, black, oily, filthy, dirty-minded, draggled, dingy, incomplete, imperfect, lewd, foul, impure, unswept, snotty, feculent, foul-mouthed, nasty, infected, unjust, grubby, scummy, sooty, ratty, untouchable, full, cobwebby, illegible, scatological, muddy, uncomplete, addicted, soiled, hard, begrimed, greasy, ribald, unclean, bedraggled, buggy, cruddy, blue, septic, raunchy, tref, dirty-faced, unfair, bawdy, flyblown, immoral, fouled, qualified, scabrous, sordid, grimy, maculate, terefah, foul-spoken, travel-stained, salacious, unwashed, bemire, soil, colly, begrime, grime

  11. clean, clean-living(adj)

    morally pure

    "led a clean life"

    Synonyms:
    fair, sporty, neat, white, clean-living, fresh, unclouded, uninfected, light, sporting, sportsmanlike, uncontaminating, unobjectionable, blank, clear

    Antonyms:
    grungy, filthy, grubby, dirty, cruddy, travel-stained, incomplete, smutty, uncomplete, oily, bawdy, scatological, dingy, bedraggled, armed, nasty, black, qualified, foul-mouthed, grimy, septic, impure, befouled, feculent, hard, raunchy, salacious, unswept, infected, begrimed, foul-spoken, flyblown, dirty-minded, dirty-faced, tref, snot-nosed, snotty, blasphemous, profane, unclean, illegible, maculate, unjust, lewd, blue, sooty, draggled, difficult, cobwebby, immoral, scummy, unfair, sordid, imperfect, ribald, uncleanly, soiled, buggy, full, contaminating, unwashed, muddy, ratty, untouchable, Augean, terefah, scabrous, foul, greasy, addicted, maladroit, lousy, travel-soiled, off-color, squalid, mucky, smudgy, nonkosher, fouled, obscene, bemire, colly, grime, soil, begrime

  12. clean, fair(adj)

    (of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections

    "fair copy"; "a clean manuscript"

    Synonyms:
    uncontaminating, just, clean-living, sporting, blank, fair(a), unobjectionable, fresh, bonnie, comely, sporty, clear, middling, bonny, neat, white, unclouded, honest, average, sightly, light, fair, fairish, mediocre, reasonable, uninfected, sportsmanlike

    Antonyms:
    contaminating, nasty, dingy, tref, foul, incomplete, scatological, fouled, squalid, begrimed, oily, lewd, maladroit, snotty, immoral, befouled, grubby, ratty, hard, impure, lousy, terefah, unwashed, qualified, soiled, blasphemous, full, cruddy, imperfect, dirty, bawdy, greasy, difficult, grungy, unclean, ribald, feculent, salacious, unjust, blue, nonkosher, black, snot-nosed, uncleanly, Augean, smudgy, scabrous, off-color, raunchy, draggled, dirty-faced, bedraggled, profane, addicted, uncomplete, dirty-minded, septic, sooty, foul-spoken, infected, travel-soiled, travel-stained, armed, filthy, smutty, illegible, sordid, foul-mouthed, untouchable, cobwebby, unfair, mucky, scummy, unswept, flyblown, muddy, buggy, grimy, obscene, maculate, grime, bemire, soil, colly, begrime

  13. blank, clean, white(adj)

    (of a surface) not written or printed on

    "blank pages"; "fill in the blank spaces"; "a clean page"; "wide white margins"

    Synonyms:
    lily-white, uncontaminating, clean-living, sporting, blank, vacuous, white-hot, unobjectionable, fresh, bloodless, sporty, clear, snowy, neat, white, unclouded, livid, ashen, light, fair, blanched, whitened, uninfected, sportsmanlike

    Antonyms:
    flyblown, illegible, mucky, obscene, scatological, impure, full, oily, soiled, cruddy, unjust, terefah, smutty, lewd, salacious, travel-soiled, fouled, armed, snotty, filthy, dirty-faced, black, buggy, muddy, incomplete, blue, qualified, grungy, bedraggled, septic, smudgy, ratty, infected, dingy, nasty, foul-mouthed, travel-stained, begrimed, grimy, feculent, raunchy, addicted, difficult, scummy, unclean, unswept, scabrous, cobwebby, Augean, off-color, foul, squalid, uncomplete, dirty, unwashed, befouled, foul-spoken, sordid, lousy, uncleanly, dirty-minded, nonkosher, ribald, grubby, maculate, snot-nosed, imperfect, bawdy, contaminating, immoral, profane, blasphemous, untouchable, hard, tref, unfair, draggled, greasy, maladroit, sooty, begrime, grime, colly, soil, bemire

  14. clean, sporting, sporty, sportsmanlike(adj)

    exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play

    "a clean fight"; "a sporting solution of the disagreement"; "sportsmanlike conduct"

    Synonyms:
    flashy, uncontaminating, clean-living, sporting, blank, unobjectionable, fresh, card-playing, sporty, clear, neat, white, unclouded, betting, showy, jazzy, light, fair, gaudy, dissipated, uninfected, sportsmanlike

    Antonyms:
    full, unswept, oily, raunchy, buggy, armed, imperfect, draggled, salacious, blasphemous, obscene, smudgy, snotty, bawdy, impure, bedraggled, cobwebby, uncomplete, foul, dirty-minded, unwashed, scatological, illegible, septic, squalid, dirty, incomplete, addicted, unfair, smutty, grubby, scabrous, nasty, untouchable, contaminating, greasy, blue, hard, scummy, cruddy, terefah, mucky, Augean, unjust, immoral, tref, off-color, maculate, profane, ratty, snot-nosed, ribald, soiled, unclean, qualified, foul-mouthed, travel-soiled, uncleanly, foul-spoken, befouled, infected, feculent, grungy, difficult, dingy, muddy, lousy, sooty, dirty-faced, nonkosher, grimy, travel-stained, begrimed, fouled, flyblown, sordid, lewd, black, filthy, maladroit, grime, begrime, colly, soil, bemire

  15. clean(adj)

    without difficulties or problems

    "a clean test flight"

    Synonyms:
    fair, sporty, neat, white, clean-living, fresh, unclouded, uninfected, light, sporting, sportsmanlike, uncontaminating, unobjectionable, blank, clear

    Antonyms:
    full, hard, travel-soiled, foul, ratty, snot-nosed, scatological, dingy, maculate, scabrous, blue, oily, unswept, filthy, Augean, uncleanly, muddy, squalid, raunchy, infected, ribald, unclean, contaminating, fouled, draggled, illegible, untouchable, salacious, addicted, mucky, terefah, unwashed, cruddy, bawdy, smutty, armed, difficult, grubby, maladroit, grungy, befouled, profane, dirty, cobwebby, qualified, foul-mouthed, obscene, nonkosher, uncomplete, dirty-minded, black, off-color, travel-stained, snotty, flyblown, septic, nasty, buggy, imperfect, sordid, impure, feculent, sooty, greasy, grimy, blasphemous, dirty-faced, smudgy, lewd, unfair, foul-spoken, scummy, lousy, unjust, soiled, tref, begrimed, incomplete, immoral, bedraggled, bemire, grime, colly, begrime, soil

  16. clean(adj)

    thorough and without qualification

    "a clean getaway"; "a clean sweep"; "a clean break"

    Synonyms:
    fair, sporty, neat, white, clean-living, fresh, unclouded, uninfected, light, sporting, sportsmanlike, uncontaminating, unobjectionable, blank, clear

    Antonyms:
    lousy, snot-nosed, unfair, travel-stained, smutty, foul-spoken, foul-mouthed, smudgy, sordid, befouled, bedraggled, begrimed, draggled, uncomplete, flyblown, unclean, immoral, nasty, filthy, feculent, profane, sooty, unwashed, cruddy, terefah, full, soiled, untouchable, dirty, squalid, impure, imperfect, dirty-minded, blue, mucky, obscene, dingy, bawdy, scatological, grubby, grimy, black, scabrous, nonkosher, raunchy, foul, blasphemous, maladroit, uncleanly, greasy, armed, hard, illegible, muddy, off-color, ribald, incomplete, qualified, dirty-faced, addicted, oily, contaminating, infected, maculate, unswept, lewd, tref, snotty, buggy, ratty, grungy, scummy, Augean, travel-soiled, septic, salacious, unjust, cobwebby, difficult, fouled, bemire, colly, soil, grime, begrime

  17. clean(adj)

    not carrying concealed weapons

    Synonyms:
    fair, sporty, neat, white, clean-living, fresh, unclouded, uninfected, light, sporting, sportsmanlike, uncontaminating, unobjectionable, blank, clear

    Antonyms:
    profane, terefah, unfair, befouled, impure, obscene, flyblown, soiled, bawdy, grubby, grimy, grungy, unswept, travel-stained, hard, snotty, draggled, unclean, difficult, incomplete, raunchy, muddy, cobwebby, scummy, foul, ribald, uncomplete, smudgy, imperfect, contaminating, sordid, filthy, black, full, nonkosher, blasphemous, dingy, illegible, salacious, lewd, infected, snot-nosed, buggy, travel-soiled, begrimed, Augean, septic, greasy, nasty, unjust, blue, fouled, scatological, cruddy, dirty, maculate, tref, unwashed, off-color, squalid, qualified, smutty, ratty, foul-spoken, lousy, bedraggled, armed, dirty-faced, immoral, mucky, untouchable, dirty-minded, oily, sooty, feculent, foul-mouthed, maladroit, addicted, scabrous, uncleanly, colly, grime, begrime, soil, bemire

  18. clean, neat(adj)

    free from clumsiness; precisely or deftly executed

    "he landed a clean left on his opponent's cheek"; "a clean throw"; "the neat exactness of the surgeon's knife"

    Synonyms:
    uninfected, neat, straight, nifty, not bad(p), tasteful, dandy, clean-living, sportsmanlike, full-strength, uncontaminating, white, smashing, unclouded, bully, slap-up, light, clear, keen, sporty, fresh, orderly, refined, corking, groovy, fair, unobjectionable, blank, swell, sporting, cracking, great, peachy, bang-up

    Antonyms:
    bedraggled, uncomplete, buggy, impure, infected, dirty, unjust, mucky, imperfect, unfair, unswept, hard, scabrous, full, nasty, travel-stained, ratty, filthy, befouled, dirty-faced, snotty, fouled, sordid, grimy, draggled, unwashed, smutty, foul-mouthed, cruddy, profane, Augean, snot-nosed, untouchable, flyblown, travel-soiled, grubby, obscene, soiled, off-color, lewd, blue, septic, scatological, scummy, raunchy, unclean, oily, begrimed, black, greasy, salacious, foul, grungy, dirty-minded, armed, nonkosher, immoral, foul-spoken, sooty, terefah, lousy, blasphemous, illegible, incomplete, dingy, qualified, cobwebby, bawdy, muddy, feculent, tref, difficult, smudgy, squalid, maladroit, ribald, contaminating, addicted, maculate, uncleanly, soil, colly, begrime, bemire, grime

  19. clean(verb)

    free of drugs

    "after a long dependency on heroin she has been clean for 4 years"

    Synonyms:
    fair, sporty, neat, white, clean-living, fresh, unclouded, uninfected, light, sporting, sportsmanlike, uncontaminating, unobjectionable, blank, clear

    Antonyms:
    flyblown, snot-nosed, lewd, soiled, filthy, begrimed, uncomplete, dirty, draggled, snotty, muddy, smutty, maculate, fouled, nasty, unclean, lousy, sordid, greasy, impure, travel-stained, tref, unswept, buggy, unfair, ribald, cobwebby, befouled, travel-soiled, full, foul-mouthed, maladroit, bawdy, untouchable, dingy, unwashed, obscene, mucky, squalid, immoral, profane, off-color, qualified, sooty, foul, raunchy, black, unjust, ratty, illegible, armed, cruddy, difficult, incomplete, terefah, blue, scummy, bedraggled, grimy, dirty-minded, foul-spoken, infected, scabrous, grubby, smudgy, hard, Augean, uncleanly, blasphemous, dirty-faced, imperfect, grungy, feculent, addicted, oily, contaminating, septic, nonkosher, salacious, scatological, bemire, begrime, colly, soil, grime

  20. clean, make clean(verb)

    make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from

    "Clean the stove!"; "The dentist cleaned my teeth"

    Synonyms:
    pick, scavenge, make clean, houseclean, clean house, strip, cleanse

    Antonyms:
    squalid, infected, incomplete, mucky, filthy, smutty, addicted, dirty, maculate, snot-nosed, uncomplete, scummy, travel-soiled, obscene, armed, foul-mouthed, soiled, bedraggled, profane, bawdy, nasty, untouchable, dirty-faced, snotty, begrimed, unfair, off-color, travel-stained, grubby, illegible, uncleanly, difficult, lousy, feculent, contaminating, full, scabrous, black, grimy, septic, raunchy, Augean, blue, greasy, foul, terefah, dingy, unclean, impure, fouled, muddy, nonkosher, lewd, maladroit, scatological, qualified, befouled, oily, smudgy, grungy, sordid, imperfect, cobwebby, sooty, foul-spoken, tref, flyblown, unswept, buggy, blasphemous, draggled, unjust, hard, cruddy, salacious, ratty, dirty-minded, ribald, immoral, unwashed, bemire, grime, soil, colly, begrime

  21. clean, pick(verb)

    remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits

    "Clean the turkey"

    Synonyms:
    foot, nibble, scavenge, cleanse, beak, strip, pluck, pick, find fault, plunk, cull, blame, piece, make clean, break up, peck, clean house, houseclean

    Antonyms:
    obscene, ribald, off-color, nonkosher, squalid, smudgy, unwashed, draggled, hard, impure, maculate, cobwebby, blue, smutty, begrimed, sooty, nasty, dirty, difficult, muddy, oily, unswept, black, filthy, blasphemous, grungy, lousy, foul, raunchy, grubby, untouchable, profane, full, soiled, unfair, snotty, immoral, illegible, greasy, foul-mouthed, cruddy, dingy, scummy, travel-soiled, mucky, scabrous, infected, maladroit, foul-spoken, buggy, bawdy, armed, unclean, qualified, unjust, snot-nosed, Augean, fouled, scatological, dirty-minded, uncleanly, imperfect, ratty, bedraggled, befouled, travel-stained, salacious, incomplete, grimy, sordid, dirty-faced, addicted, contaminating, feculent, uncomplete, tref, flyblown, terefah, lewd, septic, bemire, grime, soil, begrime, colly

  22. houseclean, clean house, clean(verb)

    clean and tidy up the house

    "She housecleans every week"

    Synonyms:
    pick, scavenge, make clean, houseclean, clean house, strip, cleanse

    Antonyms:
    uncomplete, impure, travel-soiled, uncleanly, dirty-faced, smutty, immoral, sooty, filthy, foul, septic, scatological, dirty, raunchy, maculate, unwashed, difficult, foul-spoken, obscene, tref, maladroit, befouled, dingy, snotty, grungy, terefah, smudgy, contaminating, incomplete, fouled, begrimed, lousy, lewd, black, illegible, off-color, Augean, foul-mouthed, imperfect, nonkosher, scummy, addicted, unclean, full, sordid, dirty-minded, soiled, snot-nosed, scabrous, cruddy, qualified, blue, feculent, bawdy, untouchable, greasy, buggy, ratty, mucky, nasty, bedraggled, profane, grimy, unswept, unjust, armed, ribald, salacious, muddy, infected, squalid, hard, grubby, travel-stained, flyblown, draggled, cobwebby, blasphemous, unfair, oily, bemire, colly, begrime, soil, grime

  23. cleanse, clean(verb)

    clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing

    "clean up before you see your grandparents"; "clean your fingernails before dinner"

    Synonyms:
    pick, scavenge, make clean, houseclean, clean house, strip, cleanse

    Antonyms:
    smudgy, nasty, blue, fouled, snot-nosed, septic, snotty, imperfect, unclean, cruddy, scummy, uncleanly, filthy, tref, illegible, smutty, contaminating, dirty-minded, feculent, grungy, flyblown, impure, unjust, hard, scabrous, soiled, travel-soiled, unfair, untouchable, foul-spoken, scatological, Augean, travel-stained, bawdy, qualified, lousy, foul, dirty-faced, unwashed, ratty, difficult, buggy, bedraggled, sooty, lewd, sordid, immoral, incomplete, ribald, dirty, profane, terefah, grubby, full, befouled, salacious, uncomplete, addicted, grimy, dingy, squalid, greasy, cobwebby, raunchy, nonkosher, off-color, black, foul-mouthed, mucky, draggled, blasphemous, infected, muddy, maculate, begrimed, maladroit, oily, armed, unswept, obscene, grime, begrime, bemire, soil, colly

  24. clean(verb)

    be cleanable

    "This stove cleans easily"

    Synonyms:
    scavenge, make clean, pick, cleanse, strip, clean house, houseclean

    Antonyms:
    armed, sooty, imperfect, dirty, nonkosher, profane, nasty, maculate, illegible, filthy, dingy, unclean, foul-spoken, uncomplete, snot-nosed, incomplete, dirty-faced, unjust, befouled, foul, difficult, blue, dirty-minded, unfair, immoral, blasphemous, septic, travel-stained, cruddy, contaminating, bedraggled, snotty, raunchy, impure, draggled, bawdy, smutty, ratty, fouled, grungy, scummy, soiled, unwashed, grubby, smudgy, lousy, black, salacious, untouchable, infected, muddy, hard, Augean, uncleanly, grimy, cobwebby, lewd, sordid, off-color, maladroit, squalid, tref, foul-mouthed, begrimed, buggy, qualified, ribald, full, oily, addicted, unswept, mucky, feculent, greasy, flyblown, travel-soiled, scabrous, terefah, obscene, scatological, grime, bemire, begrime, colly, soil

  25. clean(verb)

    deprive wholly of money in a gambling game, robbery, etc.

    "The other players cleaned him completely"

    Synonyms:
    scavenge, make clean, pick, cleanse, strip, clean house, houseclean

    Antonyms:
    qualified, flyblown, raunchy, filthy, scatological, greasy, soiled, black, cruddy, grimy, smutty, nasty, ribald, illegible, scummy, blue, snot-nosed, dirty, dirty-minded, unswept, armed, difficult, impure, addicted, draggled, profane, unwashed, terefah, unjust, foul, sooty, dirty-faced, snotty, oily, nonkosher, travel-stained, bedraggled, septic, salacious, buggy, lousy, scabrous, sordid, cobwebby, hard, imperfect, muddy, uncleanly, lewd, uncomplete, maculate, foul-mouthed, blasphemous, untouchable, ratty, contaminating, smudgy, unclean, grungy, bawdy, full, unfair, dingy, feculent, squalid, off-color, infected, befouled, foul-spoken, tref, grubby, incomplete, mucky, travel-soiled, obscene, immoral, fouled, Augean, maladroit, begrimed, begrime, soil, bemire, grime, colly

  26. clean, strip(verb)

    remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely

    "The boys cleaned the sandwich platters"; "The trees were cleaned of apples by the storm"

    Synonyms:
    strip down, discase, cleanse, foray, divest, pillage, leach, unclothe, strip, plunder, disrobe, dismantle, rifle, reave, pick, denude, uncase, scavenge, make clean, despoil, clean house, ransack, loot, deprive, peel, undress, houseclean, bare, denudate, disinvest

    Antonyms:
    immoral, full, cruddy, maculate, befouled, travel-stained, sooty, impure, greasy, unclean, fouled, travel-soiled, dirty-faced, nonkosher, smudgy, uncomplete, soiled, squalid, ribald, difficult, off-color, unjust, draggled, foul, Augean, grubby, begrimed, qualified, grungy, raunchy, unwashed, flyblown, dirty, foul-mouthed, incomplete, oily, addicted, filthy, maladroit, mucky, foul-spoken, scatological, dingy, cobwebby, black, salacious, armed, sordid, lousy, smutty, lewd, scummy, scabrous, buggy, contaminating, imperfect, infected, blue, snot-nosed, unswept, feculent, tref, terefah, nasty, septic, dirty-minded, ratty, bawdy, untouchable, obscene, blasphemous, illegible, unfair, grimy, hard, muddy, profane, uncleanly, bedraggled, snotty, grime, colly, begrime, bemire, soil

  27. clean(verb)

    remove while making clean

    "Clean the spots off the rug"

    Synonyms:
    scavenge, make clean, pick, cleanse, strip, clean house, houseclean

    Antonyms:
    blasphemous, uncleanly, imperfect, buggy, mucky, greasy, impure, salacious, hard, armed, flyblown, foul, difficult, scabrous, uncomplete, infected, lewd, oily, bedraggled, scummy, dingy, ratty, addicted, tref, maladroit, unjust, smutty, begrimed, dirty, lousy, unclean, profane, filthy, bawdy, black, illegible, unwashed, grimy, squalid, contaminating, off-color, nonkosher, nasty, snot-nosed, sooty, travel-soiled, feculent, foul-spoken, unfair, qualified, dirty-minded, raunchy, ribald, cruddy, cobwebby, full, grubby, blue, unswept, smudgy, septic, snotty, grungy, terefah, soiled, befouled, muddy, Augean, obscene, maculate, sordid, foul-mouthed, immoral, scatological, draggled, incomplete, untouchable, dirty-faced, travel-stained, fouled, bemire, soil, grime, colly, begrime

  28. scavenge, clean(verb)

    remove unwanted substances from

    Synonyms:
    salvage, pick, scavenge, make clean, houseclean, clean house, strip, cleanse

    Antonyms:
    uncleanly, Augean, unjust, blue, unwashed, dirty, nonkosher, feculent, salacious, filthy, impure, sordid, raunchy, snot-nosed, qualified, maladroit, unclean, travel-stained, bedraggled, addicted, blasphemous, smudgy, buggy, foul, ribald, travel-soiled, lewd, foul-spoken, incomplete, unfair, unswept, obscene, nasty, foul-mouthed, fouled, untouchable, flyblown, difficult, off-color, befouled, dingy, grubby, cobwebby, snotty, smutty, black, contaminating, greasy, hard, immoral, tref, begrimed, grimy, terefah, muddy, scatological, oily, soiled, draggled, dirty-minded, septic, bawdy, maculate, full, lousy, dirty-faced, infected, scabrous, scummy, grungy, squalid, illegible, cruddy, profane, sooty, uncomplete, armed, ratty, imperfect, mucky, bemire, soil, colly, begrime, grime

  29. clean(adverb)

    remove shells or husks from

    "clean grain before milling it"

    Synonyms:
    scavenge, make clean, pick, cleanse, strip, clean house, houseclean

    Antonyms:
    unclean, illegible, obscene, uncleanly, unfair, Augean, maladroit, hard, filthy, unswept, grungy, befouled, black, dingy, full, foul-mouthed, squalid, addicted, oily, sooty, ratty, snotty, sordid, scummy, qualified, salacious, smutty, mucky, greasy, foul, profane, cobwebby, dirty, scabrous, immoral, bawdy, unjust, travel-stained, feculent, imperfect, buggy, unwashed, raunchy, lousy, terefah, muddy, flyblown, travel-soiled, cruddy, septic, tref, dirty-faced, foul-spoken, incomplete, lewd, armed, fouled, impure, untouchable, blue, contaminating, soiled, begrimed, dirty-minded, grubby, draggled, difficult, blasphemous, scatological, nasty, infected, off-color, bedraggled, maculate, ribald, snot-nosed, grimy, nonkosher, smudgy, uncomplete, grime, colly, soil, begrime, bemire

  30. clean, plumb, plum(adverb)

    completely; used as intensifiers

    "clean forgot the appointment"; "I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out"

    Synonyms:
    fair, plumb, plum, fairly

    Antonyms:
    raunchy, foul, dirty, bedraggled, tref, unfair, foul-mouthed, oily, qualified, nasty, impure, feculent, septic, ribald, travel-stained, squalid, nonkosher, draggled, grubby, scummy, befouled, greasy, sordid, full, imperfect, profane, cruddy, salacious, immoral, fouled, incomplete, unclean, off-color, snot-nosed, maculate, grimy, ratty, infected, difficult, armed, buggy, illegible, soiled, smutty, travel-soiled, bawdy, obscene, smudgy, muddy, blue, lewd, dirty-faced, Augean, scabrous, addicted, unjust, filthy, unwashed, terefah, dingy, mucky, scatological, black, begrimed, foul-spoken, grungy, contaminating, hard, untouchable, uncomplete, cobwebby, dirty-minded, maladroit, flyblown, sooty, uncleanly, lousy, blasphemous, snotty, unswept, grime, colly, begrime, soil, bemire

  31. fairly, fair, clean(adverb)

    in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating

    "they played fairly"

    Synonyms:
    jolly, fair, middling, passably, evenhandedly, fairly, plumb, moderately, reasonably, pretty, somewhat, plum

    Antonyms:
    filthy, unclean, raunchy, buggy, unwashed, unswept, impure, addicted, terefah, snotty, draggled, dirty, off-color, full, cobwebby, begrimed, uncomplete, obscene, fouled, tref, scummy, blue, oily, nasty, nonkosher, dirty-faced, hard, infected, incomplete, qualified, sooty, foul, ribald, sordid, blasphemous, illegible, imperfect, mucky, profane, Augean, grimy, ratty, scatological, armed, cruddy, dingy, grungy, grubby, smutty, untouchable, feculent, foul-spoken, immoral, muddy, bedraggled, maladroit, lousy, unjust, maculate, difficult, befouled, lewd, black, bawdy, unfair, travel-soiled, smudgy, greasy, foul-mouthed, travel-stained, snot-nosed, contaminating, septic, dirty-minded, soiled, squalid, flyblown, salacious, scabrous, uncleanly, grime, colly, soil, bemire, begrime

Wiktionary

  1. clean(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    dirty, unclean

  2. clean(adjective)

    I’m clean, officer. You can go ahead and search me if you want.

    Antonyms:
    dirty, unclean

  3. clean(noun)

    Antonyms:
    unclean, dirty

  4. clean(verb)

    Not dirty.

    He was stabbed clean through.

    Antonyms:
    dirty, unclean

  5. clean(verb)

    In an unmarked condition.

    Put a clean sheet of paper into the printer.

    Antonyms:
    unclean, dirty

  6. clean(verb)

    Pure, especially morally or religiously.

    Our kids can watch this movie because it is clean.

    Antonyms:
    dirty, unclean

  7. clean(verb)

    Not having used drugs or alcohol.

    I've been clean this time for eight months.

    Antonyms:
    dirty, unclean

  8. clean(adjective)

    Smooth, exact, and performed well.

    I’ll need a sharper knife to make clean cuts.

    Antonyms:
    unclean, dirty

  9. clean(adjective)

    Unlike you, I’ve never caused any accidents — my record is still clean!

    Antonyms:
    unclean, dirty

  10. clean(adjective)

    Damn, Shorty, those are some clean shoes ya got there!

    Antonyms:
    unclean, dirty

  11. clean(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    dirty, unclean

  12. clean(adjective)

    I want to make sure my fiancé is clean before we are married.

    Antonyms:
    dirty, unclean

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. clean

    To clean is to make clean by removing dirt, impurities, or soil of any kind. Cleanse implies a worse condition to start from, and more to do, than clean. Hercules cleansed the Augean stables. Cleanse is especially applied to purifying processes where liquid is used, as in the flushing of a street, etc. We brush clothing if dusty, sponge it, or sponge it off, if soiled; or sponge off a spot. Furniture, books, etc., are dusted; floors are mopped or scrubbed; metallic utensils are scoured; a room is swept; soiled garments are washed; foul air or water is purified. Cleanse and purify are used extensively in a moral sense; wash in that sense is archaic. Compare AMEND.

    Synonyms:
    brush, cleanse, disinfect, dust, lave, mop, purify, rinse, scour, scrub, sponge, sweep, wash, wipe

    Antonyms:
    befoul, besmear, besmirch, bespatter, contaminate, corrupt, debase, defile, deprave, pollute, soil, spoil, stain, sully, taint, vitiate

    Preposition:
    Cleanse of or from physical or moral defilement; cleanse with an instrument; by an agent; the room was cleansed by the attendants with soap and water.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. clean(a.)

    Synonyms:
    unstained, unspotted, spotless, unsoiled, unsullied, immaculate, cleanly, neat

  2. clean(a.)

    Synonyms:
    entire, complete, perfect, not defective

  3. clean(a.)

    Synonyms:
    pure, innocent, free from moral impurity

  4. clean(ad.)

    Synonyms:
    entirely, completely, perfectly, altogether, wholly, thoroughly, fully, in air respects, in every respect, out and out

  5. clean(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    cleanse, purify, make clean, free from dirt

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. clean(a)

    Synonyms:
    unsoiled, unsullied, immaculate, cleanly, neat, chaste, pure, virtuous, undefiled, incorrupt, uncontaminated, shapely, well-proportioned, kosher (Jewish)

  2. clean(adv)

    Synonyms:
    wholly, perfectly, completely, quite, entirely, thoroughly

  3. clean(v)

    Synonyms:
    cleanse

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How to use clean in a sentence?

  1. Victoria Sowards:

    Bringing one from home, you know it is clean and germ free.

  2. Southern Californians:

    From the society level, I think we need to think really hard about how to bring about a more sustainable world, where technologies and policies come together to bring us cleaner energy, so that the air that we're breathing will stay as clean as what we're breathing today.

  3. The FTC:

    For years Volkswagen's ads touted the company's' Clean Diesel' cars even though Volkswagen AG now appears Volkswagen AG rigged the cars with devices designed to defeat emissions tests.

  4. Carly Fiorina:

    Whatever agreement emerges from Paris, [ President Obama ] has no intention of submitting it to the Senate for ratification asa treaty. The administration argues that any agreement does not bind The United States to a course of action. Moreover, it says the Clean Air Act and the United Nations Framework on Climate Change signed by Jeb Bush already give President Obama the authority Jeb Bush needs to carry out climatecommitments.

  5. Campbell Shipping Dhadwal:

    I could smell a stench ... the vomit, the urination on deck, the whole ship was filthy. ... Everything was dumped on board including the life jackets. We had to get the ship clean and fumigated and get health checks for the crew and replenish the ship.


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