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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cleanliness mean? 

  The noun CLEANLINESS has 2 senses:

1. the habit of keeping free of superficial imperfections
2. diligence in keeping clean

  Familiarity information: CLEANLINESS used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1cleanliness [BACK TO TOP]


The habit of keeping free of superficial imperfections

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("cleanliness" is a kind of...):

habit; use; wont (a pattern of behavior acquired through frequent repetition)

Sense 2cleanliness [BACK TO TOP]


Diligence in keeping clean

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("cleanliness" is a kind of...):

trait (a distinguishing feature of your personal nature)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cleanliness"):

fastidiousness (the trait of being meticulous about matters of taste or style)

neatness; tidiness (the trait of being neat and orderly)


uncleanliness (lack of cleanly habits)

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