Definition of "uncleanly" []

  • Unclean. (adjective)
  • In an unclean manner. (adverb)

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Use "uncleanly" in a sentence
  • "Though the Greeks are an oppressed nation, yet, as Sir William Gell testifies, they cannot be called uncleanly in their habits."
  • "His whole appearance had an air of even wilful slovenliness: His hair was uncombed; he was in boots, which were covered with mud; his coat seemed to have been designedly immersed in powder, and his universal negligence was not only shabby but uncleanly."
  • "Im sure the peace corps medical office and my grandmothers would have some words for me on my uncleanly behavior, but there is no Lysol under my kitchen sink."