Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun clean

1 sense of clean

Sense 1
clean and jerk, clean -- (a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead)
       => weightlift, weightlifting -- (bodybuilding by exercise that involves lifting weights)

Antonyms of verb clean

1 of 10 senses of clean

Sense 1
clean, make clean -- (make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from; "Clean the stove!"; "The dentist cleaned my teeth")
       Antonym of dirty (Sense 1)
      => dirty, soil, begrime, grime, colly, bemire -- (make soiled, filthy, or dirty; "don't soil your clothes when you play outside!")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb clean

10 senses of clean

Sense 1
clean, make clean -- (make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from; "Clean the stove!"; "The dentist cleaned my teeth")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 2
clean, pick -- (remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits; "Clean the turkey")
       => remove, take, take away, withdraw -- (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment")

Sense 3
houseclean, clean house, clean -- (clean and tidy up the house; "She housecleans every week")
       => tidy, tidy up, clean up, neaten, straighten, straighten out, square away -- (put (things or places) in order; "Tidy up your room!")

Sense 4
cleanse, clean -- (clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing; "clean up before you see your grandparents"; "clean your fingernails before dinner")
       => groom, neaten -- (care for one's external appearance; "He is always well-groomed")

Sense 5
clean -- (be cleanable; "This stove cleans easily")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 6
clean -- (deprive wholly of money in a gambling game, robbery, etc.; "The other players cleaned him completely")
       => deprive, strip, divest -- (take away possessions from someone; "The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their assets")

Sense 7
clean, strip -- (remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely; "The boys cleaned the sandwich platters"; "The trees were cleaned of apples by the storm")
       => remove, take, take away, withdraw -- (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment")

Sense 8
clean -- (remove while making clean; "Clean the spots off the rug")
       => remove, take, take away, withdraw -- (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment")

Sense 9
scavenge, clean -- (remove unwanted substances from)
       => remove, take, take away, withdraw -- (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment")

Sense 10
clean -- (remove shells or husks from; "clean grain before milling it")
       => remove, take, take away, withdraw -- (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment")

Antonyms of adj clean

18 senses of clean

Sense 1
clean (vs. dirty) -- (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")

dirty (vs. clean), soiled, unclean -- (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")
        => Augean -- (extremely filthy from long neglect)
        => bedraggled, draggled -- (limp and soiled as if dragged in the mud; "the beggar's bedraggled clothes"; "scarecrows in battered hats or draggled skirts")
        => befouled, fouled -- (made dirty or foul; "a building befouled with soot"; "breathing air fouled and darkened with factory soot")
        => begrimed, dingy, grimy, grubby, grungy, raunchy -- (thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot; "a miner's begrimed face"; "dingy linen"; "grimy hands"; "grubby little fingers"; "a grungy kitchen")
        => black, smutty -- (soiled with dirt or soot; "with feet black from playing outdoors"; "his shirt was black within an hour")
        => buggy -- (infested with bugs)
        => cobwebby -- (covered with cobwebs)
        => dirty-faced -- (having a dirty face; "a crowd of dirty-faced ragamuffins surrounded him")
        => feculent -- (foul with waste matter)
        => filthy, foul, nasty -- (disgustingly dirty; filled or smeared with offensive matter; "as filthy as a pigsty"; "a foul pond"; "a nasty pigsty of a room")
        => flyblown, squalid, sordid -- (foul and run-down and repulsive; "a flyblown bar on the edge of town"; "a squalid overcrowded apartment in the poorest part of town"; "squalid living conditions"; "sordid shantytowns")
        => greasy, oily -- (smeared or soiled with grease or oil; "greasy coveralls"; "get rid of rubbish and oily rags")
        => lousy -- (infested with lice; "burned their lousy clothes")
        => maculate -- (spotted or blotched)
        => mucky, muddy -- (dirty and messy; covered with mud or muck; "muddy boots"; "a mucky stable")
        => ratty -- (dirty and infested with rats)
        => scummy -- (covered with scum; "the scummy surface of the polluted pond")
        => smudgy -- (smeared with something that soils or stains; these words are often used in combination; "oil-smeared work clothes"; "hostile faces smirched by the grime and rust"- Henry Roth; "ink-smudged fingers")
        => snotty, snot-nosed -- (dirty with nasal discharge; "a snotty nose"; "a house full of snot-nosed kids")
        => sooty -- (covered with or as if with soot; "a sooty chimney")
        => travel-soiled, travel-stained -- (soiled from travel; "travel-soiled clothes")
        => uncleanly -- (habitually unclean)
        => unswept -- (not having been swept; "unswept floors")
        => unwashed -- (not cleaned with or as if with soap and water; "a sink full of unwashed dishes")

Sense 2
clean, clear -- (free of restrictions or qualifications; "a clean bill of health"; "a clear winner")

INDIRECT (VIA unqualified) -> qualified -- (limited or restricted; not absolute; "gave only qualified approval")

Sense 3
clean, clear, light, unclouded -- ((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")

INDIRECT (VIA pure) -> impure -- (combined with extraneous elements)

Sense 4
clean, fresh -- (free from impurities; "clean water"; "fresh air")

INDIRECT (VIA pure) -> impure -- (combined with extraneous elements)

Sense 5
clean -- ((of a record) having no marks of discredit or offense; "a clean voting record"; "a clean driver's license")

INDIRECT (VIA perfect) -> imperfect -- (not perfect; defective or inadequate; "had only an imperfect understanding of his responsibilities"; "imperfect mortals"; "drainage here is imperfect")

Sense 6
clean (vs. unclean) -- (ritually clean or pure)

unclean (vs. clean), impure -- (having a physical or moral blemish so as to make impure according to dietary or ceremonial laws; "unclean meat"; "and the swine...is unclean to you"-Leviticus 11:3)
        => nonkosher, tref, terefah -- (not conforming to dietary laws)
        => untouchable -- (( especially used in traditional Hindu belief of the lowest caste or castes) defiling)

Sense 7
clean (vs. dirty), uncontaminating -- (not spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination; "a clean fuel"; "cleaner and more efficient engines"; "the tactical bomb is reasonably clean")

dirty (vs. clean), contaminating -- (spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination; "the air near the foundry was always dirty"; "a dirty bomb releases enormous amounts of long-lived radioactive fallout")

Sense 8
clean (vs. dirty), unobjectionable -- ((of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements; fit for all observers; "good clean fun"; "a clean joke")

dirty (vs. clean) -- ((of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency; "dirty words"; "a dirty old man"; "dirty books and movies"; "boys telling dirty jokes"; "has a dirty mouth")
        => bawdy, off-color, ribald -- (humorously vulgar; "bawdy songs"; "off-color jokes"; "ribald language")
        => blasphemous, blue, profane -- (characterized by profanity or cursing; "foul-mouthed and blasphemous"; "blue language"; "profane words")
        => dirty-minded -- (having lewd thoughts)
        => cruddy, filthy, foul, nasty, smutty -- (characterized by obscenity; "had a filthy mouth"; "foul language"; "smutty jokes")
        => foul-mouthed, foul-spoken -- (using foul or obscene language; "noisy foul-mouthed women all shouting at once")
        => lewd, obscene, raunchy, salacious -- (suggestive of or tending to moral looseness; "lewd whisperings of a dirty old man"; "an indecent gesture"; "obscene telephone calls"; "salacious limericks")
        => scabrous -- (dealing with salacious or indecent material; "a scabrous novel")
        => scatological -- (dealing pruriently with excrement and excretory functions; "scatological literature")

Sense 9
uninfected, clean -- (free from sepsis or infection; "a clean (or uninfected) wound")

INDIRECT (VIA antiseptic) -> septic, infected -- (containing or resulting from disease-causing organisms; "a septic sore throat"; "a septic environment"; "septic sewage")

Sense 10
clean, clean-living -- (morally pure; "led a clean life")

INDIRECT (VIA moral) -> immoral -- (deliberately violating accepted principles of right and wrong)

Sense 11
clean, fair -- ((of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections; "fair copy"; "a clean manuscript")

INDIRECT (VIA legible) -> illegible -- ((of handwriting, print, etc.) not legible; "illegible handwriting")

Sense 12
blank, clean, white -- ((of a surface) not written or printed on; "blank pages"; "fill in the blank spaces"; "a clean page"; "wide white margins")

INDIRECT (VIA empty) -> full -- (containing as much or as many as is possible or normal; "a full glass"; "a sky full of stars"; "a full life"; "the auditorium was full to overflowing")

Sense 13
clean, sporting, sporty, sportsmanlike -- (exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play; "a clean fight"; "a sporting solution of the disagreement"; "sportsmanlike conduct")

INDIRECT (VIA fair) -> unfair, unjust -- (not fair; marked by injustice or partiality or deception; "used unfair methods"; "it was an unfair trial"; "took an unfair advantage")

Sense 14
clean -- (without difficulties or problems; "a clean test flight")

INDIRECT (VIA easy) -> difficult, hard -- (not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure; "a difficult task"; "nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access"; "difficult times"; "why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?")

Sense 15
clean -- (thorough and without qualification; "a clean getaway"; "a clean sweep"; "a clean break")

INDIRECT (VIA complete) -> incomplete, uncomplete -- (not complete or total; not completed; "an incomplete account of his life"; "political consequences of incomplete military success"; "an incomplete forward pass")

Sense 16
clean -- (not carrying concealed weapons)

INDIRECT (VIA unarmed) -> armed -- ((used of persons or the military) characterized by having or bearing arms; "armed robbery")

Sense 17
clean, neat -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA adroit) -> maladroit -- (not adroit; "a maladroit movement of his hand caused the car to swerve"; "a maladroit translation"; "maladroit propaganda")

Sense 18
clean -- (free of drugs; "after a long dependency on heroin she has been clean for 4 years")

INDIRECT (VIA unaddicted) -> addicted -- (compulsively or physiologically dependent on something habit-forming; "she is addicted to chocolate"; "addicted to cocaine")

Similarity of adj clean

18 senses of clean

Sense 1
clean (vs. dirty) -- (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")
       => cleanable -- (capable of being cleaned)
       => cleanly -- (habitually clean; "cleanly in their persons and habitations")
       => dry-cleaned -- (cleaned with chemical solvents)
       => fresh, unused -- (not yet used or soiled; "a fresh shirt"; "a fresh sheet of paper"; "an unused envelope")
       => immaculate, speckless, spick-and-span, spic-and-span, spic, spick, spotless -- (completely neat and clean; "the apartment was immaculate"; "in her immaculate white uniform"; "a spick-and-span kitchen"; "their spic red-visored caps")
       => pristine -- (immaculately clean and unused; "handed her his pristine white handkerchief")
       => scrubbed -- (made clean by scrubbing; "fresh-scrubbed floors"; "boys with scrubbed necks and faces")
       => unsoiled, unspotted, unstained -- (without soil or spot or stain)
       => unsullied -- (spotlessly clean and fresh; "the unsullied snow of mountains")
       => washed, water-washed -- (clean by virtue of having been washed in water)
          Also See-> antiseptic#1; tidy#1

Sense 2
clean, clear -- (free of restrictions or qualifications; "a clean bill of health"; "a clear winner")
       => unqualified (vs. qualified) -- (not limited or restricted; "an unqualified denial")

Sense 3
clean, clear, light, unclouded -- ((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")
       => pure (vs. impure) -- (free of extraneous elements of any kind; "pure air and water"; "pure gold"; "pure primary colors"; "the violin's pure and lovely song"; "pure tones"; "pure oxygen")

Sense 4
clean, fresh -- (free from impurities; "clean water"; "fresh air")
       => pure (vs. impure) -- (free of extraneous elements of any kind; "pure air and water"; "pure gold"; "pure primary colors"; "the violin's pure and lovely song"; "pure tones"; "pure oxygen")

Sense 5
clean -- ((of a record) having no marks of discredit or offense; "a clean voting record"; "a clean driver's license")
       => perfect (vs. imperfect) -- (being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish; "a perfect circle"; "a perfect reproduction"; "perfect happiness"; "perfect manners"; "a perfect specimen"; "a perfect day")

Sense 6
clean (vs. unclean) -- (ritually clean or pure)
       => halal -- (conforming to dietary laws; "halal meat"; "a halal kitchen")
       => kosher, cosher -- (conforming to dietary laws; "kosher meat"; "a kosher kitchen")
          Also See-> clean#1; pure#1

Sense 7
clean (vs. dirty), uncontaminating -- (not spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination; "a clean fuel"; "cleaner and more efficient engines"; "the tactical bomb is reasonably clean")

Sense 8
clean (vs. dirty), unobjectionable -- ((of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements; fit for all observers; "good clean fun"; "a clean joke")
       => antiseptic -- (devoid of objectionable language; "lyrics as antiseptic as Sunday School")
          Also See-> decent#3

Sense 9
uninfected, clean -- (free from sepsis or infection; "a clean (or uninfected) wound")
       => antiseptic (vs. septic) -- (thoroughly clean and free of or destructive to disease-causing organisms; "doctors in antiseptic green coats"; "the antiseptic effect of alcohol"; "it is said that marjoram has antiseptic qualities")

Sense 10
clean, clean-living -- (morally pure; "led a clean life")
       => moral (vs. immoral) -- (concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles; "moral sense"; "a moral scrutiny"; "a moral lesson"; "a moral quandary"; "moral convictions"; "a moral life")

Sense 11
clean, fair -- ((of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections; "fair copy"; "a clean manuscript")
       => legible (vs. illegible) -- ((of handwriting, print, etc.) capable of being read or deciphered; "legible handwriting")

Sense 12
blank, clean, white -- ((of a surface) not written or printed on; "blank pages"; "fill in the blank spaces"; "a clean page"; "wide white margins")
       => empty (vs. full) -- (holding or containing nothing; "an empty glass"; "an empty room"; "full of empty seats"; "empty hours")

Sense 13
clean, sporting, sporty, sportsmanlike -- (exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play; "a clean fight"; "a sporting solution of the disagreement"; "sportsmanlike conduct")
       => fair (vs. unfair), just -- (free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules; "a fair referee"; "fair deal"; "on a fair footing"; "a fair fight"; "by fair means or foul")

Sense 14
clean -- (without difficulties or problems; "a clean test flight")
       => easy (vs. difficult) -- (posing no difficulty; requiring little effort; "an easy job"; "an easy problem"; "an easy victory"; "the house is easy to heat"; "satisfied with easy answers"; "took the easy way out of his dilemma")

Sense 15
clean -- (thorough and without qualification; "a clean getaway"; "a clean sweep"; "a clean break")
       => complete (vs. incomplete) -- (having every necessary or normal part or component or step; "a complete meal"; "a complete wardrobe"; "a complete set of the Britannica"; "a complete set of china"; "a complete defeat"; "a complete accounting")

Sense 16
clean -- (not carrying concealed weapons)
       => unarmed (vs. armed) -- ((used of persons or the military) not having or using arms; "went alone and unarmed"; "unarmed peasants were shot down"; "unarmed vehicles")

Sense 17
clean, neat -- (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")
       => adroit (vs. maladroit) -- (quick or skillful or adept in action or thought; "an exceptionally adroit pianist"; "an adroit technician"; "his adroit replies to hecklers won him many followers"; "an adroit negotiator")

Sense 18
clean -- (free of drugs; "after a long dependency on heroin she has been clean for 4 years")
       => unaddicted (vs. addicted) -- (not addicted)

Synonyms of adv clean

2 senses of clean

Sense 1
clean, plumb, plum -- (completely; used as intensifiers; "clean forgot the appointment"; "I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out")

Sense 2
fairly, fair, clean -- (in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating; "they played fairly")

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