Definitions for: Unclean

[adj] 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"
[adj] (religion) ritually unclean or impure; "and the unclean to you"-Leviticus 11:3

Webster (1913) Definition: Un*clean", a. [AS. uncl?ne. See Unnot, and Clean.]
1. Not clean; foul; dirty; filthy.

2. Ceremonially impure; needing ritual cleansing.

He that toucheth the dead body of any man shall be
unclean seven days. --Num. xix.

3. Morally impure. ``Adultery of the heart, consisting of
inordinate and unclean affections.'' --Perkins. --
Un*clean"ly, adv. -- Un*clean"ness, n.

Unclean animals (Script.), those which the Israelites were
forbidden to use for food.

Unclean spirit (Script.), a wicked spirit; a demon. --Mark
i. 27.

Synonyms: bedraggled, befouled, begrimed, bespattered, besplashed, black, buggy, defiled, dingy, dirty, draggled, dust-covered, dusty, faecal, fecal, feculent, filthy, flyblown, foul, fouled, greasy, grimy, grubby, grungy, lousy, maculate, mucky, muddy, nasty, nonkosher, oily, raunchy, scummy, smeared, smirched, smudged, smudgy, snot-nosed, snotty, soiled, sordid, spattered, splashed, squalid, terefah, travel-soiled, travel-stained, tref, unswept, untouchable, unwashed

Antonyms: clean

See Also: impure, unclean, untidy

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