HyperDic: dirty

English > 13 senses of the word dirty:
ADJECTIVEalldirty, soiled, uncleansoiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime
alldirty(of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency
alldirty, filthy, lousyvile
alldirty, contaminatingspreading pollution or contamination
alldirty, pestiferouscontaminated with infecting organisms
alldirty, dingy, muddied, muddy(of color) discolored by impurities
alldirty, foul, marked-up(of a manuscript) defaced with changes
alldirty, ill-gottenobtained illegally or by improper means
alldirtyexpressing or revealing hostility or dislike
alldirty, cheating, foul, unsporting, unsportsmanlikeviolating accepted standards or rules
alldirty, sordid, shoddyunethical or dishonest
alldirtyunpleasantly stormy
VERBcontactdirty, soil, begrime, grime, colly, bemiremake soiled, filthy, or dirty
dirty > pronunciation
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English > dirty: 13 senses > adjective 1
MeaningSoiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime.
  • "dirty unswept sidewalks"
  • "a child in dirty overalls"
  • "dirty slums"
  • "piles of dirty dishes"
  • "put his dirty feet on the clean sheet"
  • "mining is a dirty job"
  • "Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves"
Synonymssoiled, unclean
Attribute ofcleannessThe state of being clean
NarrowerAugeanExtremely filthy from long neglect
bedraggled, draggledLimp and soiled as if dragged in the mud
befouled, fouledmade dirty or foul
begrimed, dingy, grimy, grubby, grungy, raunchythickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot
black, smuttySoiled with dirt or soot
buggyinfested with bugs
cobwebbyCovered with cobwebs
dirty-facedHaving a dirty face
feculentfoul with waste matter
filthy, foul, nastydisgustingly dirty
flyblown, squalid, sordidfoul and run-down and repulsive
greasy, oilysmeared or soiled with grease or oil
lousyinfested with lice
maculatespotted or blotched
mucky, muddydirty and messy
rattydirty and infested with rats
scummyCovered with scum
smudgysmeared with something that soils or stains
snotty, snot-noseddirty with nasal discharge
sootyCovered with or as if with soot
travel-soiled, travel-stainedSoiled from travel
uncleanlyHabitually unclean
unsweptnot having been swept / swept
unwashednot cleaned with or as if with soap and water
See alsountidynot neat and tidy
OppositecleanFree from dirt or impurities
Spanishinmundo, sucio
Catalanbrut, immund
Nounsdirtthe state of being covered with unclean things
dirtinessthe state of being unsanitary
Adverbsdirtilyin a filthy unclean manner
English > dirty: 13 senses > adjective 2
Meaning(of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency.
  • "dirty words"
  • "a dirty old man"
  • "dirty books and movies"
  • "boys telling dirty jokes"
  • "has a dirty mouth"
Narrowerbawdy, off-color, ribaldhumorously vulgar
blasphemous, blue, profaneCharacterized by profanity or cursing
cruddy, filthy, foul, nasty, smuttyCharacterized by obscenity
dirty-mindedHaving lewd thoughts
foul-mouthed, foul-spokenUsing foul or obscene / obscene language
lewd, obscene, raunchy, salaciousSuggestive of or tending to moral looseness
scabrousDealing with salacious or indecent material
scatologicalDealing pruriently with excrement and excretory functions
See alsoindecentOffensive to good taste especially in sexual matters
Oppositeclean, unobjectionable(of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements
Nounsdirtinessobscenity in speech or writing
English > dirty: 13 senses > adjective 3
Meaningvile; despicable.
Example"a dirty (or lousy) trick"
Synonymsfilthy, lousy
Broadernasty, awfulOffensive or even (of persons) malicious
English > dirty: 13 senses > adjective 4
MeaningSpreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination.
  • "the air near the foundry was always dirty"
  • "a dirty bomb releases enormous amounts of long-lived radioactive fallout"
Oppositeclean, uncontaminatingnot spreading pollution or contamination
Nounsdirtthe state of being covered with unclean things
dirtinessthe state of containing dirty impurities
English > dirty: 13 senses > adjective 5
Meaningcontaminated with infecting organisms.
Example"dirty wounds"
Broaderseptic, infectedContaining or resulting from disease-causing organisms
Spanishcontaminado, infectado, sucio
Nounsdirtinessthe state of being unsanitary
English > dirty: 13 senses > adjective 6
Meaning(of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear.
  • "dirty"is often used in combination
  • "a dirty (or dingy) white"
  • "dirty-green walls"
  • "dirty-blonde hair"
Synonymsdingy, muddied, muddy
Broaderimpurecombined with extraneous elements
English > dirty: 13 senses > adjective 7
Meaning(of a manuscript) defaced with changes.
Example"foul (or dirty) copy"
Synonymsfoul, marked-up
Broaderillegible(of handwriting, print, etc.) not legible
English > dirty: 13 senses > adjective 8
MeaningObtained illegally or by improper means.
Example"dirty money"
Broaderillegalprohibited by law or by official or accepted rules
English > dirty: 13 senses > adjective 9
MeaningExpressing or revealing hostility or dislike.
Example"dirty looks"
BroaderhostileCharacterized by enmity / enmity or ill ... / ill will
English > dirty: 13 senses > adjective 10
Meaningviolating accepted standards or rules.
Example"a dirty fighter"
Synonymscheating, foul, unsporting, unsportsmanlike
Broaderunfair, unjustnot fair
Spanishantideportivo, sucio
English > dirty: 13 senses > adjective 11
MeaningUnethical or dishonest.
Example"dirty police officers"
Synonymssordid, shoddy
Broadercorruptlacking in integrity
Spanishsórdido, sucio
English > dirty: 13 senses > adjective 12
Meaningunpleasantly stormy.
Example"there's dirty weather in the offing"
Broaderstormy(especially of weather) affected or characterized by storms / storms or commotion
English > dirty: 13 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningmake soiled, filthy, or dirty.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymssoil, begrime, grime, colly, bemire
Narrowerblemish, spotmar or impair with a flaw
crockSoil with or as with crock
foulmake unclean
mire, muck, mud, muck upSoil with mud, muck, or mire
muddy, muddy updirty with mud
pollute, foul, contaminatemake impure
slimeCover or stain with slime
smearstain by smearing or daubing with a dirty substance
splashSoil or stain with a splashed liquid / liquid
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Oppositeclean, make cleanmake clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from
Spanishemporcar, enmugrecer, ensuciar, manchar
Catalanembrutar-se, embrutar, embrutir, empastifar, emporcar-se, enllardar-se, ensutzar, pastifejar, sollar, tacar
Nounsdirtyingthe act of soiling something

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