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dirty

[ dur-tee ]SEE DEFINITION OF dirty
  • adj.soiled, unclean
  • adj.obscene, pornographic
  • adj.dishonest
  • verbcause to be soiled

Synonyms for dirty

  • contaminated
  • crummy
  • disheveled
  • dusty
  • filthy
  • greasy
  • grimy
  • messy
  • muddy
  • murky
  • nasty
  • polluted
  • sloppy
  • stained
  • unkempt
  • bedraggled
  • begrimed
  • black
  • defiled
  • disarrayed
  • foul
  • fouled
  • smudged
  • spattered
  • spotted
  • sullied
  • cruddy
  • dishabille
  • dreggy
  • dungy
  • grubby
  • grungy
  • icky
  • lousy
  • mucky
  • mung
  • pigpen
  • raunchy
  • scummy
  • scuzzy
  • slatternly
  • slimy
  • slovenly
  • smutty
  • sooty
  • squalid
  • straggly
  • undusted
  • unhygienic
  • unlaundered
  • unsanitary
  • unsightly
  • unswept
  • untidy
  • unwashed
  • yucky
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Antonyms for dirty

  • bright
  • clean
  • clear
  • decent
  • neat
  • ordered
  • orderly
  • pure
  • sterile
  • tidy
  • good
  • moral
  • nice
  • spotless
  • upright
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DIRTY

If there's not some dirty business in this, I'll eat me hat.

Didn't Shandy always have a gob of it in his cheek—the dirty pig?

It was washing all the color out of the picture, and leaving it a dirty gray.

Here in this dirty shanty you will enter into love's fulfillment.

Pull it out, please, me hand's that dirty'—and out come the writ!

He had been used to dislike the employment of dirty instruments.

He has had to come off in his dirty one, with his waistcoat buttoned up.

Twilight stole through the dirty window-panes and faded into darkness.

She took off her thick boots and showed a dirty foot which had no character.

That dirty little red, moving, sticky object was a human being.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1500, from dirt + -y (2). Earlier dritty (late 14c.). Meaning "smutty, morally unclean" is from 1590s. Of colors, from 1690s. Dirty linen "personal or familial secrets" is first recorded 1860s. Dirty work in the figurative sense is from 1764; dirty trick is from 1670s. The dirty look someone gives you is from 1928; dirty old man "superannuated lecher" is from 1932. Related: dirtiness.

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