Cleanly meaning

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In a clean manner.
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Habitually and carefully neat and clean.
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Keeping oneself or one's surroundings clean.
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Always kept clean.
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In a clean manner.
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Being habitually clean, practising good hygiene.
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In a clean way.
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Not causing a mess or unnecessary damage.

We agreed to break off our relationship cleanly.

Fortunately, the bullet passed cleanly through your shoulder.

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Origin of cleanly

  • From Middle English clenly, clenliche, clanly, from Old English clǣnlīc (“cleanly, pure, excellent”), equivalent to clean +‎ -ly.
    From Wiktionary
  • From Middle English clenly, clenli, clenliche, from Old English clǣnlīċe (“cleanly”), equivalent to clean +‎ -ly.
    From Wiktionary