What does cleanliness mean?

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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


  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.]


  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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  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. 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.

  2. Dejan Stojanovic:

    To keep the air fresh among words is the secret of verbal cleanliness.

  3. Matteo Salvini:

    ITALY'S BERLUSCONI ADOPTS TRUMP'S RHETORIC AS ELECTION NEARS, CALLS MIGRANTS A 'SOCIAL BOMB' The coalition leaders have said whichever party gets the most votes will get to choose the prime minister. Berlusconi has said he would appoint longtime ally and European Parliament President Antonio Tajani. Should the League get more votes, that would open the door to Salvini being prime minister. However, that is unlikely if the polls are accurate, and there are indications that Salvini and Berlusconi are more likely to hash out a deal where Salvini gets a migration-focused position at the Interior Department. Give me the interior ministry for three months and you'll see what order and cleanliness I bring back from north to south all over Italy.

  4. Leslie Scott:

    Flight 2645 from LAX to Dulles was delayed due to a cabin cleanliness issue, we brought in a new aircraft and the flight has since departed approximately 4.5 hours late.

  5. 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.

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