AskDefine | Define unwashed

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unwashed adj
1 of or associated with the great masses of people; "the common people in those days suffered greatly"; "behavior that branded him as common"; "his square plebeian nose"; "a vulgar and objectionable person"; "the unwashed masses" [syn: common, plebeian, vulgar]
2 not cleaned with or as if with soap and water; "a sink full of unwashed dishes"

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  1. That has or have not been washed.

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

base, baseborn, canaille, contaminated, corrupted, dirty, dregs, humble, impure, infected, low, lowborn, lowly, masses, mean, mob, nonkosher, plebeian, polluted, proletariat, ragtag and bobtail, riffraff, ritually unclean, scum, the great unwashed, the masses, the mob, the populace, the population, trash, tref, unbathed, unclean, uncleaned, uncleanly, unpure, unscoured, unscrubbed, unswept, unwiped
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