Synonyms of clean in English:

clean

adjective

  • 1 keep the wound clean
    washed, scrubbed, cleansed, cleaned; spotless, unsoiled, unstained, unsullied, unblemished, immaculate, pristine, dirt-free; hygienic, sanitary, disinfected, sterilized, sterile, aseptic, decontaminated; laundered
    informal squeaky clean, as clean as a whistle
    [Antonyms] dirty
  • 2 a clean sheet of paper
    blank, empty, clear, plain; unused, new, pristine, fresh, unmarked
    [Antonyms] used
  • 3 clean air
    pure, clear, fresh, crisp, refreshing; unpolluted, uncontaminated
    [Antonyms] polluted
  • 4 a clean life
    [Antonyms] guilty
  • 5 the firm is clean
    innocent, guiltless, blameless, guilt-free, crime-free, above suspicion
    informal squeaky clean
    [Antonyms] dirty polluted
  • 6 a good clean fight
    fair, honest, sporting, sportsmanlike, honorable, according to the rules
    informal on the level
    [Antonyms] dirty unfair
  • 7 informal they are trying to stay clean
    sober, teetotal, dry, nondrinking; drug-free, off drugs
    informal on the wagon
  • 8 a clean cut
    neat, smooth, crisp, straight, precise
    [Antonyms] ragged
  • 9 a clean break
    complete, thorough, total, absolute, conclusive, decisive, final, irrevocable
    [Antonyms] partial
  • 10 clean lines
    simple, elegant, graceful, streamlined, smooth
    [Antonyms] complex elaborate
  • adverb

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  • 1 informal I clean forgot
  • verb

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  • 1 Dad cleaned the windows
    wash, cleanse, wipe, sponge, scrub, mop, rinse, scour, swab, hose down, sluice (down), disinfect; shampoo
    literary lave
    [Antonyms] dirty soil
  • 2 I got my clothes cleaned
  • 3 she cleaned the fish
    gut, draw, dress
    formal eviscerate
  • Phrases

    clean out

    informal those grifters cleaned him outbankruptruinmake insolventmake pennilesswipe out

    come clean

    informal if you don't come clean, they're going to pin all of this on Kerrytell the truthtell allmake a clean breast of itconfessown upadmit guiltadmit to one's crimes/sins informalfess up

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