Definition of clean-living in English:

clean-living

adjective

  • Not indulging in anything unhealthy or immoral.

    ‘Young is surprisingly clean-living: a non-smoking fitness fanatic’
    • ‘She's done the drugs, but now she's clean-living, having even knocked her legendary pot habit on the head.’
    • ‘Named after a town in California (where, incidentally, Robert Louis Stevenson used to live) this restaurant features flavoursome, clean-living food with an impressive list of Californian wine.’
    • ‘He was a clean-living man with high moral values and he was completely unselfish, caring and gentle.’
    • ‘And with a workload that shows no signs of slacking off any time soon, Bill's got every incentive to keep up his clean-living lifestyle - and even get around to that yoga.’
    • ‘He was a clean-living young man whose spare time ran to nothing more villainous than drama and singing.’
    • ‘He's quite a clean-living person, he's quite fit, he doesn't smoke, so you can't understand why it happens to him.’
    • ‘I've gone from being the least clean-living person to being the cleanest-living person in the world.’
    • ‘And whether it's the result of his latest clean-living regime or the cold he was suffering from in Glasgow, it doesn't really matter.’
    • ‘‘You've got to have pretty clean-living guys,’ he said, referring to the need for players to get their rest instead of cavorting at all-night pubs.’
    • ‘I long for the day gone by when our pop stars were a clean-living, purer, less controversial breed.’
    • ‘His approach to life could scarcely be more different than his clean-living, modest father.’
    • ‘They all look so healthy and cheerful in a clean-living, sprout-sprouting kind of way.’
    • ‘Or could it be that a book about a poor but honest, decent, clean-living, caring family doesn't sell quite as well as a drunken, swearing, violent family?’
    • ‘He is an otherwise clean-living guy, respected by his colleagues and friends, but prepared to lay all of that on the line for the woman he is having an affair with.’
    • ‘Elected to the Illinois legislature in 1936, Daley was a hard-working, clean-living exception to the carousing lifestyle of the state's legislative culture.’
    • ‘She has always seemed like a pretty clean-living girl - irritatingly so, really.’
    • ‘A passionate, clean-living group of musicians have fused rock ‘n roll with gospel and have done it with zeal.’
    • ‘I don't count myself in this, for I live an unhealthy life, but I am the exception among my clean-living contemporaries.’
    • ‘I like to think people regard me as a good, clean-living professional.’
    • ‘In these clean-living days you might be forgiven for thinking we've all tidied up our acts.’
    honourable, honest, trustworthy, dependable, worthy, respectable, upright, clean-living, incorrupt, virtuous, good, ethical, moral
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Pronunciation:

clean-living

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