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1Completely clean.‘squeaky clean babies’
washed, scrubbed, cleansed, cleaned, polishedvirtuous, good, upright, upstandinginnocent, guiltless, blameless, clear, in the clear, not to blame, guilt-free, crime-free, above suspicion, unimpeachable, irreproachableView synonyms
- ‘Alkaline is the cleaning agent in most shampoos that can dry out hair if you wash often, but it's also what gives your hair that squeaky-clean feeling.’
- ‘I was in Paris recently, and it's clear that French women believe their natural shine comes from having squeaky-clean, healthy skin.’
- ‘Lusaka can take a leaf from smaller cities such as Windhoek whose authorities maintain spotlessly squeaky-clean streets.’
- ‘‘Americans love that squeaky-clean feeling, but our bodies and faces can't handle it,’ she says.’
- ‘You've got plenty of time, and besides, your house is squeaky-clean already.’
- 1.1 Beyond reproach; without vice.‘politicians who are less than squeaky clean’
flawless, faultless, unblemished, spotless, stainless, untarnished, perfect, exemplary, ideal, modelView synonyms
- ‘His squeaky-clean morals even reach the money-hungry shareholders of his uncle's media conglomerate.’
- ‘She was seen by most people as the squeakiest and cleanest of squeaky-clean pop stars.’
- ‘His photographs sing at you from the wall with squeaky-clean, glossy brilliance and his models are a class above even the best Blue Peter efforts.’
- ‘Spielberg reproduces Abagnale's suspiciously squeaky-clean account that seems filtered of potential legal liability content.’
- ‘Add this to reports of £8000 bar bills in Germany and suddenly the squeaky-clean image ain't looking so clean.’
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