1. Not clean; foul; dirty; filthy.
2. Ceremonially impure; needing ritual cleansing.
He that toucheth the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days. --Num. xix. 11.
3. Morally impure. “Adultery of the heart, consisting of inordinate and unclean affections.”
-- Un*clean*ly, adv. -- Un*clean*ness, n.
Unclean animals Script., those which the Israelites were forbidden to use for food.
Unclean spirit Script., a wicked spirit; a demon. --Mark i. 27.
adj 1: soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime; "dirty unswept
sidewalks"; "a child in dirty overalls"; "dirty
slums"; "piles of dirty dishes"; "put his dirty feet
on the clean sheet"; "wore an unclean shirt"; "mining
is a dirty job"; "Cinderella did the dirty work while
her sisters preened themselves" [syn: dirty, soiled]
2: ritually unclean or impure; "and the swine...is unclean to
you"-Leviticus 11:3 [syn: impure] [ant: clean]