from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Clearly and sharply defined or outlined.
- adj. Neat and trim in appearance.
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- adj. Having a neat, smart appearance
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. See clear-cut.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Clear-cut; well-shaped; definite; precise: as, a clean-cut mouth; a clean-cut statement.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. neat and smart in appearance
- adj. clear and distinct to the senses; easily perceptible
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In early casting calls for the role, Carlson is described as a clean-cut, smart and crafty cop who comes off more white collar than blue collar.
They are a clean-cut, happy-looking couple in their fifties who are decidedly less buttoned-down than the other professionals in the group.
I was still thinking about that the next day, when news came of the horrific slaughter in Norway and the gradual disclosures that the author was not an bearded Arab terrorist, but a blond,clean-cut White, convinced that he was a soldier in the War of Civilizations, defending the Christian west against the threat of Islam.
By the mid-60s two distinct clans clashed on bank holidays: the clean-cut mods in their fish-tail parkas, who listened to R 'n' B and the Who on their scooters and the rougher rockers on their motorbikes.
Like the ideal victim in the rougher sort of slasher flick, the Motion Picture Production Code was clean-cut, gradually gutted and took a while to die.
What's more, the clean-cut, well-spoken, 40-year-old LeMieux could serve as an effective surrogate for Crist on the campaign trail.
We are already being forgotten, said Matsumura, a leathery but clean-cut man with the sturdy build of a farmer.
Everything is clean-cut and glossy; the lipstick and eye-shadow sparkling.
John Krasinski plays Adam Carlson, the clean-cut news reporter out there in Alaska, making firm friends with the indigenous people, hoping for a big career break.
"Carl 'is a clean-cut, politically-correct guy and I'm still old-school style," Stewart said.