What does cleanliness mean?

Definitions for cleanliness
ˈklɛn li nɪsclean·li·ness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cleanliness(noun)

    the habit of keeping free of superficial imperfections

  2. cleanliness(noun)

    diligence in keeping clean

Wiktionary

  1. cleanliness(Noun)

    the property of being cleanly, or habitually clean; good hygiene

    Cleanliness is next to godliness. (proverb)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cleanliness(noun)

    state of being cleanly; neatness of person or dress

    Etymology: [From Cleanly.]

Freebase

  1. 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. Procedures of cleanliness are of utmost importance in many forms of manufacturing.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cleanliness in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cleanliness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of cleanliness in a Sentence

  1. Joelle Brown:

    While most doctors and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists strongly recommend that women do not douche, many women continue to douche because they falsely perceive douching to have positive health benefits, such as increased cleanliness.

  2. Benjamin Disraeli:

    Cleanliness and order are not matters of instinct; they are matters of education, and like most great things, you must cultivate a taste for them.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    Ideal state is not the one with alone highest literacy, best infrastructure and cleanliness all around but with consistency maintaining the least unemployment rate and the maximum business opportunities.

  4. Amit Ray:

    Cleanliness is a mindset – a positive habit that keeps the body, mind, and environment happy, healthy, simple, neat, and delightful.

  5. Donnie Brown:

    CLIA is proud of its lines’ strong commitment to public health and their record of excellence with VSP ship inspections. Our cruise line's ships are graded in dozens of areas including hygiene and sanitation of food, galley cleanliness, water, shipboard personnel and the ship overall, these scores are a testament to cruise line efforts to provide passengers with the highest level of service.

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