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cleanly

adverb uk   us   /ˈkliːn.li/

cleanly adverb (HONESTLY)

fairly and honestly: The election campaign was not conducted very cleanly.

cleanly adverb (NOT ROUGHLY)

with smooth straight edges: The plate broke cleanly in half.

cleanly adverb (EQUALLY)

equally: Opinions were split cleanly between men and women.
Translations of “cleanly”
in Chinese (Traditional) 誠實地, 公正誠實地, 清白地…
in Russian аккуратно, прямо…
in Turkish bozmadan, çabuk ve düzgünce…
in Chinese (Simplified) 诚实地, 公正诚实地, 清白地…
in Polish równo, czysto…
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