cleanly Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “cleanly” in the English Dictionary

"cleanly" in British English

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uk   us   /ˈkliː

cleanly adverb (HONESTLY)

fairly and ​honestly: The ​electioncampaign was not ​conducted very cleanly.

cleanly adverb (NOT ROUGHLY)

with ​smoothstraightedges: The ​plate broke cleanly in ​half.

cleanly adverb (EQUALLY)

equally: Opinions were split cleanly between men and women.
(Definition of cleanly from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cleanly”
in Chinese (Simplified) 诚实地, 公正诚实地, 清白地…
in Turkish bozmadan, çabuk ve düzgünce…
in Russian аккуратно, прямо…
in Chinese (Traditional) 誠實地, 公正誠實地, 清白地…
in Polish równo, czysto…
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