Synonyms for clean

Synonyms for (noun) clean

Synonyms: clean, clean and jerk

Definition: a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead

Similar words: weightlift, weightlifting

Definition: bodybuilding by exercise that involves lifting weights

Synonyms for (verb) clean

Synonyms: clean, cleanse

Definition: clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing

Usage: clean up before you see your grandparents; clean your fingernails before dinner

Similar words: groom, neaten

Definition: care for one's external appearance

Usage: He is always well-groomed


Synonyms: pick, clean

Definition: remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits

Usage: Clean the turkey

Similar words: remove, withdraw, take, take away

Definition: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

Usage: remove a threat; remove a wrapper; Remove the dirty dishes from the table; take the gun from your pocket; This machine withdraws heat from the environment


Synonyms: clean

Definition: remove shells or husks from

Usage: clean grain before milling it

Similar words: remove, withdraw, take, take away

Definition: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

Usage: remove a threat; remove a wrapper; Remove the dirty dishes from the table; take the gun from your pocket; This machine withdraws heat from the environment


Synonyms: clean, scavenge

Definition: remove unwanted substances from

Similar words: remove, withdraw, take, take away

Definition: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

Usage: remove a threat; remove a wrapper; Remove the dirty dishes from the table; take the gun from your pocket; This machine withdraws heat from the environment


Synonyms: clean

Definition: remove while making clean

Usage: Clean the spots off the rug

Similar words: remove, withdraw, take, take away

Definition: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

Usage: remove a threat; remove a wrapper; Remove the dirty dishes from the table; take the gun from your pocket; This machine withdraws heat from the environment


Synonyms: clean, make clean

Definition: make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from

Usage: Clean the stove!; The dentist cleaned my teeth

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: houseclean, clean, clean house

Definition: clean and tidy up the house

Usage: She housecleans every week

Similar words: neaten, square away, straighten, straighten out, tidy, tidy up, clean up

Definition: put (things or places) in order

Usage: Tidy up your room!


Synonyms: clean, strip

Definition: remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely

Usage: The boys cleaned the sandwich platters; The trees were cleaned of apples by the storm

Similar words: remove, withdraw, take, take away

Definition: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

Usage: remove a threat; remove a wrapper; Remove the dirty dishes from the table; take the gun from your pocket; This machine withdraws heat from the environment


Synonyms: clean

Definition: deprive wholly of money in a gambling game, robbery, etc.

Usage: The other players cleaned him completely

Similar words: deprive, divest, strip

Definition: take away possessions from someone

Usage: The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their assets


Synonyms: clean

Definition: be cleanable

Usage: This stove cleans easily

Similar words: be

Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer

Synonyms for (adjective) clean

Synonyms: clean

Definition: free of drugs

Usage: after a long dependency on heroin she has been clean for 4 years

Similar words: unaddicted

Definition: not addicted


Synonyms: clean, neat

Definition: free from clumsiness; precisely or deftly executed

Usage: he landed a clean left on his opponent's cheek; a clean throw; the neat exactness of the surgeon's knife

Similar words: adroit

Definition: quick or skillful or adept in action or thought

Usage: an exceptionally adroit pianist; an adroit technician; his adroit replies to hecklers won him many followers; an adroit negotiator


Synonyms: clean

Definition: not carrying concealed weapons

Similar words: unarmed

Definition: (used of persons or the military) not having or using arms

Usage: went alone and unarmed; unarmed peasants were shot down; unarmed vehicles


Synonyms: clean

Definition: free from dirt or impurities; or having clean habits

Usage: children with clean shining faces; clean white shirts; clean dishes; a spotlessly clean house; cats are clean animals

Similar words: cleanable

Definition: capable of being cleaned


Similar words: cleanly

Definition: habitually clean

Usage: cleanly in their persons and habitations


Similar words: dry-cleaned

Definition: cleaned with chemical solvents


Similar words: unused, fresh

Definition: not yet used or soiled

Usage: a fresh shirt; a fresh sheet of paper; an unused envelope


Similar words: speckless, spic, spic-and-span, spick, spick-and-span, spotless, immaculate

Definition: completely neat and clean

Usage: the apartment was immaculate; in her immaculate white uniform; a spick-and-span kitchen; their spic red-visored caps


Similar words: pristine

Definition: immaculately clean and unused

Usage: handed her his pristine white handkerchief


Similar words: scrubbed

Definition: made clean by scrubbing

Usage: fresh-scrubbed floors; boys with scrubbed necks and faces


Similar words: unsoiled, unspotted, unstained

Definition: without soil or spot or stain


Similar words: unsullied

Definition: spotlessly clean and fresh

Usage: the unsullied snow of mountains


Similar words: washed, water-washed

Definition: clean by virtue of having been washed in water


Synonyms: unobjectionable, clean

Definition: (of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements; fit for all observers

Usage: good clean fun; a clean joke

Similar words: antiseptic

Definition: devoid of objectionable language

Usage: lyrics as antiseptic as Sunday School


Synonyms: clean

Definition: ritually clean or pure

Similar words: halal

Definition: conforming to dietary laws

Usage: halal meat; a halal kitchen


Similar words: cosher, kosher

Definition: conforming to dietary laws

Usage: kosher meat; a kosher kitchen


Synonyms: clean

Definition: thorough and without qualification

Usage: a clean getaway; a clean sweep; a clean break

Similar words: complete

Definition: having every necessary or normal part or component or step

Usage: a complete meal; a complete wardrobe; a complete set of the Britannica; a complete set of china; a complete defeat; a complete accounting


Synonyms: clean

Definition: without difficulties or problems

Usage: a clean test flight

Similar words: easy

Definition: posing no difficulty; requiring little effort

Usage: an easy job; an easy problem; an easy victory; the house is easy to heat; satisfied with easy answers; took the easy way out of his dilemma


Synonyms: sporting, sportsmanlike, sporty, clean

Definition: exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play

Usage: a clean fight; a sporting solution of the disagreement; sportsmanlike conduct

Similar words: just, fair

Definition: free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules

Usage: a fair referee; fair deal; on a fair footing; a fair fight; by fair means or foul


Synonyms: white, clean, blank

Definition: (of a surface) not written or printed on

Usage: blank pages; fill in the blank spaces; a clean page; wide white margins

Similar words: empty

Definition: holding or containing nothing

Usage: an empty glass; an empty room; full of empty seats; empty hours


Synonyms: fair, clean

Definition: (of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections

Usage: fair copy; a clean manuscript

Similar words: legible

Definition: (of handwriting, print, etc.) capable of being read or deciphered

Usage: legible handwriting


Synonyms: clean, clean-living

Definition: morally pure

Usage: led a clean life

Similar words: moral

Definition: concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles

Usage: moral sense; a moral scrutiny; a moral lesson; a moral quandary; moral convictions; a moral life


Synonyms: clean

Definition: (of a record) having no marks of discredit or offense

Usage: a clean voting record; a clean driver's license

Similar words: perfect

Definition: being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish

Usage: a perfect circle; a perfect reproduction; perfect happiness; perfect manners; a perfect specimen; a perfect day


Synonyms: clean, fresh

Definition: free from impurities

Usage: clean water; fresh air

Similar words: pure

Definition: free of extraneous elements of any kind

Usage: pure air and water; pure gold; pure primary colors; the violin's pure and lovely song; pure tones; pure oxygen


Synonyms: unclouded, clean, clear, light

Definition: (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims

Usage: efforts to obtain a clean bass in orchestral recordings; clear laughter like a waterfall; clear reds and blues; a light lilting voice like a silver bell

Similar words: pure

Definition: free of extraneous elements of any kind

Usage: pure air and water; pure gold; pure primary colors; the violin's pure and lovely song; pure tones; pure oxygen


Synonyms: clean, clear

Definition: free of restrictions or qualifications

Usage: a clean bill of health; a clear winner

Similar words: unqualified

Definition: not limited or restricted

Usage: an unqualified denial


Synonyms: clean, uninfected

Definition: free from sepsis or infection

Usage: a clean (or uninfected) wound

Similar words: antiseptic

Definition: thoroughly clean and free of or destructive to disease-causing organisms

Usage: doctors in antiseptic green coats; the antiseptic effect of alcohol; it is said that marjoram has antiseptic qualities