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Meaning of "cleanliness" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CLEANLINESS

cleanliness  [ˈklɛnlɪnəs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CLEANLINESS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cleanliness is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CLEANLINESS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Cleanliness

Cleanliness is both the abstract state of being clean and free from dirt, and the process of achieving and maintaining that state. Cleanliness may be endowed with a moral quality, as indicated by the aphorism "cleanliness is next to godliness," and may be regarded as contributing to other ideals such as health and beauty. In emphasizing an ongoing procedure or set of habits for the purpose of maintenance and prevention, the concept of cleanliness differs from purity, which is a physical, moral, or ritual state of freedom from pollutants. Whereas purity is usually a quality of an individual or substance, cleanliness has a social dimension, or implies a system of interactions. "Cleanliness," observed Jacob Burckhardt, "is indispensable to our modern notion of social perfection." A household or workplace may be said to exhibit cleanliness, but not ordinarily purity; cleanliness also would be a characteristic of the people who maintain cleanness or prevent dirtying. On a practical level, cleanliness is thus related to hygiene and disease prevention. Washing is one way of achieving physical cleanliness, usually with water and often some kind of soap or detergent.

Definition of cleanliness in the English dictionary

The definition of cleanliness in the dictionary is the quality of being clean.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CLEANLINESS


beggarliness
ˈbeɡəlɪnəs
brotherliness
ˈbrʌðəlɪnəs
courtliness
ˈkɔːtlɪnəs
cowardliness
ˈkaʊədlɪnəs
earliness
ˈɜːlɪnəs
earthliness
ˈɜːθlɪnəs
gainliness
ˈɡeɪnlɪnəs
heavenliness
ˈhɛvənlɪnəs
knightliness
ˈnaɪtlɪnəs
likeliness
ˈlaɪklɪnəs
loneliness
ˈləʊnlɪnəs
neighborliness
ˈneɪbəlɪnəs
porcelainous
ˈpɔːsəlɪnəs
queenliness
ˈkwiːnlɪnəs
towardliness
ˈtəʊədlɪnəs
uncleanliness
ʌnˈklenlɪnəs
unkindliness
ʌnˈkaɪndlɪnəs
unloveliness
ʌnˈlʌvlɪnəs
unmanliness
ʌnˈmænlɪnəs
unwomanliness
ʌnˈwʊmənlɪnəs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CLEANLINESS

cleanable
cleaner
cleanhanded
cleaning
cleaning fluid
cleaning lady
cleaning product
cleaning woman
cleanlier
cleanliest
cleanliness is next to godliness
cleanly
cleanness
cleanout
cleansable
cleanse
cleanser
cleansing
cleansing department
cleanskin

WORDS THAT END LIKE CLEANLINESS

agribusiness
big business
bulkiness
business
cleanliness is next to godliness
comeliness
dizziness
do the business
e-business
emptiness
family business
fitness
friendliness
happiness
holiness
laziness
loveliness
readiness
show business
timeliness
trustworthiness

Synonyms and antonyms of cleanliness in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CLEANLINESS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «cleanliness» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of cleanliness

Translation of «cleanliness» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CLEANLINESS

Find out the translation of cleanliness to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of cleanliness from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «cleanliness» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

清洁
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

limpieza
570 millions of speakers

English

cleanliness
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सफाई
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

النظافة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

чистота
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

limpeza
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পরিচ্ছন্নতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

propreté
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kebersihan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Sauberkeit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

清潔さ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

청결
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kebersihan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sạch sẽ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தூய்மை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्वच्छता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

temizlik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pulizia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

czystość
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

чистота
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

curățenie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καθαριότητα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

skoonheid
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

renhet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

renslighet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cleanliness

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CLEANLINESS»

The term «cleanliness» is very widely used and occupies the 17.403 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CLEANLINESS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «cleanliness» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «cleanliness» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about cleanliness

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10 QUOTES WITH «CLEANLINESS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word cleanliness.
1
David Brooks
People used to complain that selling a president was like selling a bar of soap. But when you buy soap, at least you get the soap. In this campaign you just get two guys telling you they really value cleanliness.
2
Craig Brown
Cleanliness is the scourge of art.
3
John Burns
I neither drink nor smoke, because my schoolmaster impressed upon me three cardinal virtues; cleanliness in person, cleanliness in mind; temperance.
4
Chiranjeevi
Internationally, I love going to Switzerland. I went there many times for shooting and loved the Alps, the tranquility, cleanliness, the greenery and the warmth of the people there.
5
Simon Cowell
I'm obsessed with cleanliness for myself, so I will take a bath three times a day, sometimes a steam twice a day in addition to that.
6
Chace Crawford
Personally I'm obsessive-compulsive about the placement and cleanliness of my things.
7
Kyan Douglas
Our Quakers love us. we're big with the Quakers. It's all about cleanliness.
8
Frances Farmer
But I was sure of one thing. If God were a father, with children, that cleanliness I had been feeling wasn't God.
9
Utada Hikaru
I get strangely obsessed about the cleanliness of my house.
10
Bruce Johnston
But, you know again, getting back to what a group like ours might represent - the cleanliness thing.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CLEANLINESS»

Discover the use of cleanliness in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cleanliness and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Chasing Dirt: The American Pursuit of Cleanliness
And as the book enters the modern era, we learn how advertising for soaps, mouthwashes, toothpastes, and deodorants in mass-circulation magazines showed working men and women how to cleanse themselves and become part of the increasingly ...
Suellen Hoy, 1995
2
Comfort, cleanliness and convenience: the social ...
This title interrogates the meaning and supposed "normality" of practices which over the past few generations have become "de rigeur". It considers daily showers, heating, air conditioning, and clothes washing.
Elizabeth Shove, 2003
3
Dirt: New Geographies of Cleanliness and Contamination
The contributors to this work expose the interests which underlie everyday conceptions of dirt and reveal how our ideas about it are intimately bound up with issues of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality and the body._x000D_ _x000D_ ...
Ben Campkin, Rosie Cox, 2007
4
The Culture of Cleanliness in Renaissance Italy
Deftly bringing together high and low-as well as literary and visual-cultures, this book provides a fresh perspective on the Italian Renaissance and its artistic legacy.
Douglas Biow, 2006
5
Foul Bodies: Cleanliness in Early America
Broad in historical scope and imaginative in its insights, this book expands the topic of cleanliness to encompass much larger issues, including religion, health, gender, class, and race relations.
Kathleen M. Brown, 2009
6
Cleanliness Is Next To...: Life's Most Essential Cleaning Tasks
In addition to outlining 13 basic cleaning techniques that will keep everything from leather briefcases to silver jewelry looking brand new, this mini primer identifies the best products and methods for common cleaning challenges.
Clarice Taylor, 2004
7
Lifebuoy Men, Lux Women: Commodification, Consumption, and ...
Offering a glimpse into the intimate workings of modern colonialism and global capitalism, Timothy Burke takes up these questions in Lifebuoy Men, Lux Women, a study of post-World War II commodity culture in Zimbabwe.
Timothy Burke, 1996
8
Cleanliness Versus Corruption
Lord Ronald Sutherland Gower. “ In April and May an impression prevailed amongst those resident near the Battersea Cemetery that an exceptional amount of sickness in the neighbourhood, including cases of scarlet fever and diarrhoea, was ...
Lord Ronald Sutherland Gower, 1910
9
Advances in the Production and Use of Steel with Improved ...
Proceedings of the May 1998 symposium on steel, stainless steel, and related alloys.
John K. Mahaney, 1999
10
Concepts of Cleanliness: Changing Attitudes in France Since ...
This study uses the French experience to examine one fundamental aspect of the 'civilizing process': cleanliness.
Georges Vigarello, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CLEANLINESS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cleanliness is used in the context of the following news items.
1
LWMC launches cleanliness operation
LAHORE: Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) carried out a special operation by deploying sanitary workers and necessary gadgets ... «Daily Times, Jul 15»
2
Passengers unhappy with cleanliness of Apollo
Recent passengers are expressing dissatisfaction with perceived uncleanliness aboard the MV Apollo. Meanwhile, Labrador Marine ... «The Telegram, Jul 15»
3
Cleanliness is next to godliness, but not in these temples
Not much success in tidiness drive as depts pass the buck. Muzrai Minister T B Jayachandra. DH file photo. The Swachcha Mandira Abhiyana, ... «Deccan Herald, Jul 15»
4
Swachh Bharat? Govt buildings at the bottom of cleanliness ranking
The survey coincided with the second round of a week-long cleanliness drive launched by the government on June 22 under the Swachh ... «Hindustan Times, Jul 15»
5
Hopefully, cleanliness isn't really close to Godliness
My typical audience, you see, is not particularly concerned with cleanliness. Well, let me clarify: The kids are definitely not, my husband is. «Arizona Daily Star, Jul 15»
6
Cleanliness drive on, but little awareness in Worli Koliwada
It was business as usual for the residents of Worli Koliwada, even as civic body officials conducted a special cleanliness drive in the area ... «The Indian Express, Jul 15»
7
Advocate claims buses, subways lack cleanliness
One Brooklyn community advocate says that while fares have gone up, cleanliness has gone down on MTA buses and subway trains. «News 12 Brooklyn, Jul 15»
8
Cyclist spreads a message of cleanliness across India | Kolhapur …
Abhishek Kumar Sharma, undertaken a countrywide cycling expedition promoting dialogues on cleanliness and sanitation with the people he ... «NYOOOZ, Jul 15»
9
Cleanliness drive conducted in Dimapur
SMC: School Management Committee (SMC) Diphupar 'B' conducted cleanliness drive at Government High School (GHS) as per the ... «Nagaland Post, Jul 15»
10
AAA inspects hotels for cleanliness, security
SAN ANTONIO - Whether for a vacation, business trip or romantic getaway, you don't want to open the door to your hotel and find out it's a ... «KSAT San Antonio, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Cleanliness [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/cleanliness>. Jan 2021 ».
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