Meaning of “cleanliness” in the English Dictionary


"cleanliness" in English

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cleanlinessnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈəs/ us /ˈəs/

Examples from literature

  • From external appearance, eggs can be selected for size, color, cleanliness of shell and freedom from cracks. 
  • If cleanliness is next to godliness, then a parson ought to eat out of clean plates. 
  • It is necessary, of course, for an individual to give some attention to his diet, cleanliness, and health in order that he may live his life and do his work. 
  • The neatness of the houses, and the universal cleanliness of the villages, show plainly that their inhabitants live in ease and good humour. 
  • They will frequently inspect their guns, emplacements, etc. They are responsible for cleanliness and maintenance of the emplacements. 

(Definition of “cleanliness” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cleanliness" in American English

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cleanlinessnoun [ U ]

us /ˈklen·li·nəs/

the habit or state of keeping yourself or your environment free from dirt:

Her job involved checking the cleanliness of restaurants.

(Definition of “cleanliness” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)