Synonyms of clean
1 hygienicDictionary • Disease is not a problem because clean water is available.
fresh • The air was fresh and she felt revived.
sterile • He always made sure that any cuts were protected by sterile dressings.
pure • demands for pure and clean river water
antiseptic • These herbs have strong antiseptic qualities.
unadulterated • unadulterated food produced without artificial chemicals
2 spotlessDictionary • He wore his cleanest slacks and a navy blazer.
spotless • Every morning cleaners make sure everything is spotless.
immaculate • Her front room was kept immaculate.
impeccable • She had impeccable taste in clothes.
flawless • She has a flawless complexion.
sanitary • It's not the most sanitary place one could swim.
hygienic • a kitchen that was easy to keep hygienic
unblemished • his unblemished reputation as a man of honour and principle
unsullied • the combined talents of intellect, experience and unsullied reputation
, scuzzy (slang, mainly US)
, skanky (slang)
, festy (Australian, slang)
3 moralDictionary • I want to live a clean life, a life without sin.
moral • The committee members are moral, competent people.
good • The president is a good man.
pure • a pure and chaste maiden
decent • He wanted to marry a decent woman.
innocent • that innocent virgin, Clarissa
respectable • He came from a respectable middle-class family.
upright • a very upright, trustworthy man
honourable • I believe he was an honourable man.
exemplary • He showed outstanding and exemplary courage in the face of danger.
virtuous • The president is portrayed as a virtuous family man.
chaste • Her character was pure, her thoughts chaste.
undefiled • It was a noble soul that had assumed an undefiled body.
4 completeDictionary • It is time for a clean break with the past.
complete • He made me look like a complete idiot.
final • The judge's decision is final.
whole • I have now read the whole book.
total • The car was in a total mess.
perfect • She behaved like a perfect fool.
entire • The entire family was killed in the crash.
decisive • his decisive victory in the elections
thorough • I was a thorough little academic snob.
conclusive • There is no conclusive evidence that a murder took place.
5 neatDictionary • I admire the clean lines of Shaker furniture.
neat • Her house was neat and tidy and gleamingly clean.
elegant • Patricia looked as beautiful and elegant as always.
trim • The neighbour's gardens were trim and neat.
delicate • china with a delicate design
tidy • Having a tidy desk can sometimes seem impossible.
, shambolic (informal)
, higgledy-piggledy (informal)
cleanseDictionary • Her father cleaned his glasses with a paper napkin. • It took half an hour to clean the orange powder off the bath.
cleanse • She demonstrated the proper way to cleanse the face.
wash • He got a job washing dishes in a pizza parlour.
bath • Don't feel you have to bath your child every day.
sweep • She was in the kitchen sweeping the floor.
dust • I dusted and polished the living room.
wipe • She wiped her hands on the towel.
scrub • The corridors are scrubbed clean.
sponge • Gently sponge your face and body.
rinse • After washing always rinse the hair in clear water.
mop • There was a woman mopping the stairs.
launder • She wore a freshly laundered and starched white shirt.
scour • He decided to scour the sink.
purify • Plants can filter and purify the air in your office.
disinfect • Chlorine is used to disinfect water.
sanitize • motels with their sanitized toilet seats and mini bars of soap
, mess up
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antisepticSomething that is antiseptic kills germs and harmful bacteria.
• These herbs have strong antiseptic qualities.
bathIf you bath someone, especially a child, you wash them in a bath.
• Don't feel you have to bath your child every day.
• Her character was pure, her thoughts chaste.
Thesaurus for clean from the Collins English Thesaurus
without dirt or other impurities; unsoiled