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dirty

adjective (a)

  • soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime (adj.all)
    Synonym: soiled, unclean
    Antonym: clean
    Example:
    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.
    source: wordnet30
  • (of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency (adj.all)
    Example:
    Dirty words.
    A dirty old man.
    Dirty books and movies.
    Boys telling dirty jokes.
    Has a dirty mouth.
    source: wordnet30
  • spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination (adj.all)
    Synonym: contaminating
    Antonym: clean, uncontaminating
    Example:
    The air near the foundry was always dirty.
    A dirty bomb releases enormous amounts of long-lived radioactive fallout.
    source: wordnet30
  • Defiled with dirt; foul; nasty; filthy; not clean or pure; serving to defile; as, dirty hands; dirty water; a dirty white. (adjective)
    source: webster1913

adjective satellite (s)

  • vile; despicable (adj.all)
    Synonym: filthy, lousy
    Example:
    A dirty (or lousy) trick.
    source: wordnet30
  • contaminated with infecting organisms (adj.all)
    Synonym: pestiferous
    Example:
    Dirty wounds.
    source: wordnet30
  • (of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear (adj.all)
    Synonym: dingy, muddied, muddy
    Example:
    Dirty.
    A dirty (or dingy) white.
    Dirty-green walls.
    Dirty-blonde hair.
    source: wordnet30
  • (of a manuscript) defaced with changes (adj.all)
    Synonym: foul, marked-up
    Example:
    Foul (or dirty) copy.
    source: wordnet30
  • obtained illegally or by improper means (adj.all)
    Synonym: ill-gotten
    Example:
    Dirty money.
    source: wordnet30
  • expressing or revealing hostility or dislike (adj.all)
    Example:
    Dirty looks.
    source: wordnet30
  • violating accepted standards or rules (adj.all)
    Example:
    A dirty fighter.
    source: wordnet30
  • unethical or dishonest (adj.all)
    Synonym: sordid
    Example:
    Dirty police officers.
    source: wordnet30
  • unpleasantly stormy (adj.all)
    Example:
    There's dirty weather in the offing.
    source: wordnet30

verb (v)

  • make soiled, filthy, or dirty (verb.contact)
    Synonym: begrime, bemire, colly, grime, soil
    Antonym: clean, make clean
    source: wordnet30
  • To foul; to make filthy; to soil; as, to dirty the clothes or hands. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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