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Synonyms for unclean

Synonyms for (adjective) unclean

Synonyms: soiled, dirty, unclean Definition: soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime Usage: 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

Similar words: Augean Definition: extremely filthy from long neglect

Similar words: bedraggled, draggled Definition: limp and soiled as if dragged in the mud Usage: the beggar's bedraggled clothes; scarecrows in battered hats or draggled skirts

Similar words: befouled, fouled Definition: made dirty or foul Usage: a building befouled with soot; breathing air fouled and darkened with factory soot

Similar words: dingy, grubby, grungy, grimy, begrimed, raunchy Definition: thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot Usage: a miner's begrimed face; dingy linen; grimy hands; grubby little fingers; a grungy kitchen

Similar words: smutty, black Definition: soiled with dirt or soot Usage: with feet black from playing outdoors; his shirt was black within an hour

Similar words: buggy Definition: infested with bugs

Similar words: cobwebby Definition: covered with cobwebs

Similar words: dirty-faced Definition: having a dirty face Usage: a crowd of dirty-faced ragamuffins surrounded him

Similar words: feculent Definition: foul with waste matter

Similar words: foul, filthy, nasty Definition: disgustingly dirty; filled or smeared with offensive matter Usage: as filthy as a pigsty; a foul pond; a nasty pigsty of a room

Similar words: flyblown, squalid, sordid Definition: foul and run-down and repulsive Usage: a flyblown bar on the edge of town; a squalid overcrowded apartment in the poorest part of town; squalid living conditions; sordid shantytowns

Similar words: oily, greasy Definition: smeared or soiled with grease or oil Usage: greasy coveralls; get rid of rubbish and oily rags

Similar words: lousy Definition: infested with lice Usage: burned their lousy clothes

Similar words: maculate Definition: spotted or blotched

Similar words: mucky, muddy Definition: dirty and messy; covered with mud or muck Usage: muddy boots; a mucky stable

Similar words: ratty Definition: dirty and infested with rats

Similar words: scummy Definition: covered with scum Usage: the scummy surface of the polluted pond

Similar words: smudgy Definition: smeared with something that soils or stains; these words are often used in combination Usage: oil-smeared work clothes; hostile faces smirched by the grime and rust- Henry Roth; ink-smudged fingers

Similar words: snot-nosed, snotty Definition: dirty with nasal discharge Usage: a snotty nose; a house full of snot-nosed kids

Similar words: sooty Definition: covered with or as if with soot Usage: a sooty chimney

Similar words: travel-soiled, travel-stained Definition: soiled from travel Usage: travel-soiled clothes

Similar words: uncleanly Definition: habitually unclean

Similar words: unswept Definition: not having been swept Usage: unswept floors

Similar words: unwashed Definition: not cleaned with or as if with soap and water Usage: a sink full of unwashed dishes

Synonyms: unclean, impure Definition: having a physical or moral blemish so as to make impure according to dietary or ceremonial laws Usage: unclean meat; and the swine...is unclean to you-Leviticus 11:3

Similar words: nonkosher, terefah, tref Definition: not conforming to dietary laws

Similar words: untouchable Definition: ( especially used in traditional Hindu belief of the lowest caste or castes) defiling