from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the property of being cleanly, or habitually clean; good hygiene
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. State of being cleanly; neatness of person or dress.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being cleanly; freedom from dirt, filth, or any foul matter; the disposition to keep clean, or the habit of keeping so.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. diligence in keeping clean
- n. the habit of keeping free of superficial imperfections
Her temper is beyond imagination, her avarice monstrous, her madness about what she calls cleanliness, to a degree of distraction; if I had not first, and then made your brother Ned interpose in form, she would once or twice a week have the very closet washed in which your brother sleeps after dinner.
That “cleanliness is next to Godliness”, OCD thing, you know.
But what these students lack in cleanliness they make up for in charm, right?
Perhaps it's the Puritan influence (cleanliness is next to godliness), but personal health and hygiene products take up eight full aisles in my SuperTarget (I checked).
It seems more likely, however, that our culture of cleanliness is what does us in when it comes to welcoming dog patrons in our nation's eateries.
But your construct presumes that bathroom cleanliness is mostly due to the actions/inaction of bathroom USERS.
"Some women have a feeling that cleanliness is a condition only for hte rich," Schwartz quotes one home economist of the time remarking.
If Legionnaires 'Disease can be found there, does this point to a serious lapse in cleanliness standards at the IAH Lab?
By ignoring the truth that cleanliness is next to godliness they paved the way for such saints as Simon Stylites and Sabba who, like the lowest Hindu orders of ascetics, made filth a concominant and an evidence of piety: even now English Catholic girls are at times forbidden by
Their motto was "cleanliness is next to godliness."