Definition of clean-cut in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌklēnˈkət/


1Sharply outlined: the normally clean-cut edge between sea and land has become blurred
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  • Incised wounds have clean-cut, straight edges and generally are free of abrasion or contusion.
  • Cut a piece of fabric with the tip and along the blade, looking for a clean-cut edge.
  • She was sure they had once been clean-cut, but frequent wear gradually eroded away the edges.
1.1Giving the appearance of neatness and respectability: the ad featured two clean-cut teenagers
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  • The targets of the titular hunt are mostly clean-cut fellows with rippled, reflective abs.
  • He also calms fears that aliens may be lurking - and who wouldn't trust the word of such a clean-cut fellow?
  • Yet he claims drugs and alcohol were never problems in the band; they were clean-cut guys who were much more into baseball than the party scene.
upright, upstanding, respectable, clean-living, wholesome

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Syllabification: clean-cut

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