- 1Dirty: the firm was fined for operating in unclean premisesMore example sentences
dirty, filthy, grubby, grimy, mucky, fouled, foul, impure, adulterated, tainted, tarnished, stained, soiled, begrimed, smeared, unwashed; dusty, sooty, muddy, scummy; polluted, contaminated, infected, insanitary, unhygienic, unhealthy, germ-ridden, germy, disease-ridden, septicAustralian/New Zealand • informal scungy• archaic uncleanly• literary besmirched• rare feculent
- It's because of you that we are pegged as being unclean, dirty or unhealthy.
- As they land on Earth, the visitors are greeted by unclean premises and atmospheric pollution.
- If somebody is lying in a hospital, they are dying because of dirty water and unclean water, and we've got to solve the problem of clean water; otherwise, people are going to die.
- 2Morally wrong: unclean thoughtsMore example sentences
- Michael McDowell objects, as it will interfere with his plan to intern the hard-left and anyone morally unclean.
- The outraged cleric fumed: ‘All that goes for an unclean and unhealthy life.’
- I was not allowing him to be on for the last 20 minutes, letting unclean mouths shout filthy chants at him.
- 2.1(Of food) regarded in a particular religion as impure and unfit to be eaten: both religions regard pork as uncleanMore example sentences
- Peter understands the church's squeamishness about eating unclean foods and staying in a nonkosher home; Peter had gulped a little himself.
- Along with their involved list of unclean foods they were forbidden to eat, some Jews also had elaborate rituals of hand washing before meals.
- We need not worry about such things as ceremonial washings and clean and unclean foods.
- 2.2(In biblical use) ritually impure; (of a spirit) evil.More example sentences
- These evil spirits made people ritually unclean and the unclean could not share in corporate worship.
- In the New Testament, it is striking how those with an unclean spirit were able to recognise our Lord.
- In Mark 1: 23-24 the Bible says the man had an unclean spirit, as if in the singular.