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clean-handed

clean-hand·ed
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kleen han-did]
    • /klin ˈhæn dɪd/
    • /kliːn hænd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kleen han-did]
    • /klin ˈhæn dɪd/

Definitions of clean-handed word

  • adjective clean-handed free from wrongdoing; guiltless. 1
  • adjective clean-handed (chiefly Britain) Innocent and candid; free from corruption. 0

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Origin of clean-handed

First appearance:

before 1720
One of the 49% newest English words
First recorded in 1720-30

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Parts of speech for Clean-handed

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

clean-handed popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 64% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for clean-handed

adj clean-handed

  • above suspicion — in such a position that no guilt may be thought or implied, esp through having an unblemished reputation
  • clean — Something that is clean is free from dirt or unwanted marks.
  • clear — Something that is clear is easy to understand, see, or hear.
  • faultless — without fault, flaw, or defect; perfect.
  • good — Graph-Oriented Object Database

Antonyms for clean-handed

adj clean-handed

  • culpable — If someone or their conduct is culpable, they are responsible for something wrong or bad that has happened.
  • guilty — having committed an offense, crime, violation, or wrong, especially against moral or penal law; justly subject to a certain accusation or penalty; culpable: The jury found her guilty of murder.
  • impeachable — making one subject to impeachment, as misconduct in office.
  • responsible — answerable or accountable, as for something within one's power, control, or management (often followed by to or for): He is responsible to the president for his decisions.
  • reproachable — to find fault with (a person, group, etc.); blame; censure.

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