CLEAN  乾淨

LACK DIRT OR NOT CONTAIN DIRT, TYPICALLY on the SURFACE.
WASHEDSCRUBBEDCLEANSEDCLEANEDSPOTLESSUNSOILEDUNSTAINEDUNSULLIEDUNBLEMISHEDIMMACULATEPRISTINEDIRT-FREEHYGIENICSANITARYDISINFECTEDSTERILIZEDSTERILEASEPTICDECONTAMINATEDLAUNDEREDSQUEAKY CLEANAS CLEAN AS A WHISTLECLEANSE
Taxonoymy

CLEANSE

Antonymy

DIRTY

See also

GOODPURE

Kind Of

LACK

Old Chinese Criteria

1. The most general word for cleanness, both physical and moral, is jié 潔/絜.

2. Qīng 清 focusses on translucence in its literal meaning.

Modern Chinese Criteria

清潔

潔靜

乾淨

衛生

整潔

清爽

清新

清潔

一塵不染

纖塵不染

窗明几淨

明窗淨几

rough draft to BEGIN TO identify synonym group members for analysis, based on CL etc. 18.11.2003. CH /

BUCK 1988 A Dictionary of Selected Synonyms in the Principal Indo-European Languages 15.87

HANFEI TONGYI 2004 韓非子同義詞研究 286

REY 2005 Dictionnaire culturel en langue francaise 3.2141

GRACE ZHANG 2010 Using Chinese Synonyms 135

TENG SHOU-HSIN 1996 Chinese Synonyms Usage Dictionary 127

Attributions by syntactic funtion

  • vi : 11
  • vtoN : 4
  • vadN : 3
  • VPi : 2
  • VPtoN : 1

Attributions by text

  • 韓非子 : 5
  • 孟子 : 4
  • 呂氏春秋 : 3
  • 賢愚經 : 2
  • 百喻經 : 2
  • 荀子 : 1
  • 阮籍集四卷 : 1
  • 春秋左傳 : 1
  • 臨濟錄 : 1
  • 戰國策 : 1

Words

   qīng OC: tsheŋ MC: tshiɛŋ 9 Attributions

Qīng 清 focusses on translucence in its literal meaning.

  • vadNclean and unsullied; clear
  • vibe clean; be clear
  • vichangebecome clear and neat
  • vtoNcausativeclean impeccably clean
  • vtoNcausativeclean out; remove "dirty elements" so as to make things figuratively clean 清君側 "clean out the environment of the ruler"
  • vtoNreflexive.躬purify (oneself)
   jié OC: keed MC: ket 4 Attributions
  • vibe clean
  • vtoNcausativerinse formally; clean (ritually)
  • vtoNfigurativepurify the abstract N
潔絜   jié jié OC: keed keed MC: ket ket 3 Attributions

The most general word for cleanness, both physical and moral, is jié 潔/絜.

  • vibe clean
  • vtoNcausativemake clean
    OC:  MC:  1 Attribution
  • vadNclean
   juān OC: kʷliiŋ MC: ken 1 Attribution
  • vibe clean
皎潔   jiǎo jié OC: keewʔ keed MC: keu ket 1 Attribution
  • VPifigurativeclean and pure
蠲絜   juān jié OC: kʷliiŋ keed MC: ken ket 1 Attribution
  • VPibe in every way clean
酥潤   sū rùn OC: saa njuns MC: suo̝ ȵʷin 1 Attribution
  • VPtoNcleanse
   liè OC: b-red MC: liɛt 0 Attributions
  • viclear, limpid
洒濯 / 洗濯   sǎ zhuó OC: sqrees rleewɡ MC: ʂɣɛ ɖɣɔk xǐ zhuó OC: sɯɯlʔ rleewɡ MC: sei ɖɣɔk 0 Attributions
  • VPtoNfigurativecleanse (the heart etc)
澄清   chéng qīng OC: dɯŋ tsheŋ MC: ɖɨŋ tshiɛŋ 0 Attributions
  • VPtoNcleanse
   chú OC: rla MC: ɖi̯ɤ 0 Attributions
  • vihave dirt removed; be clean for use

Existing SW for

Here are Syntactic Words already defined in the database: