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[ filth ]SEE DEFINITION OF filth

Synonyms for filth

  • grime
  • slime
  • smut
  • carrion
  • contamination
  • corruption
  • crud
  • defilement
  • dregs
  • dung
  • excrement
  • feces
  • feculence
  • filthiness
  • foulness
  • garbage
  • impurity
  • manure
  • mire
  • muck
  • mud
  • nastiness
  • ordure
  • putrefaction
  • putrescence
  • putridity
  • refuse
  • rottenness
  • sediment
  • sewage
  • silt
  • sleaze
  • slop
  • sludge
  • slush
  • trash
  • uncleanness
  • foul matter
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Antonyms for filth

  • assets
  • possessions
  • purification
  • cleanliness
  • purity
  • sterility
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FILTH

Rags and tidiness, filth and cleanliness, lay almost touching.

The posters, maculated with filth, garnished like tapestry the sweep of the curbstone.

They no more wanted to be touched by iron than by filth, or foul disease.

When nobody else can find any filth left, he manages to discover some.

On a third floor line was a baby's diaper, still implanted with filth.

She had to wallow in filth instead of having flowers all about her.

The woodwork down below was rotting, and covered with filth.

The square panes of glass forming the roof, are black with filth.

It evidently should not be there—its squalidness and filth are all that strike you.

As the filth of the world, the offscouring of all things, unto this day.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English fylð "uncleanness, impurity," from Proto-Germanic *fulitho (cf. Old Saxon fulitha "foulness, filth," Dutch vuilte, Old High German fulida), noun derivative of *fulo- "foul" (see foul (adj.)). A classic case of i-mutation.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FILTH

bawdry

nounobscenity
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  • profanity
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  • vulgarity

dust

nountiny particles in the air
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