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    dirty - Dictionary definition and meaning for word dirty

    Definition
    (verb) make soiled, filthy, or dirty
    Synonyms : begrime , bemire , colly , grime , soil
    Example Sentence
    • don't soil your clothes when you play outside!
    Definition
    (adj) soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime
    Synonyms : soiled , unclean
    Example Sentence
    • dirty unswept sidewalks
    • a child in dirty overalls
    • dirty slums
    • piles of dirty dishes
    • put his dirty feet on the clean sheet
    • wore an unclean shirt
    • mining is a dirty job
    • Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves
    Definition
    (adj) (of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency
    Example Sentence
    • dirty words
    • a dirty old man
    • dirty books and movies
    • boys telling dirty jokes
    • has a dirty mouth
    Definition
    (adj) vile; despicable
    Synonyms : filthy , lousy
    Example Sentence
    • a dirty (or lousy) trick
    • a filthy traitor
    Definition
    (adj) spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination
    Synonyms : contaminating
    Example Sentence
    • the air near the foundry was always dirty
    • a dirty bomb releases enormous amounts of long-lived radioactive fallout
    Definition
    (adj) contaminated with infecting organisms
    Synonyms : pestiferous
    Example Sentence
    • dirty wounds
    • obliged to go into infected rooms
    Definition
    (adj) (of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear
    Synonyms : dingy , muddied , muddy
    Example Sentence
    • dirty
    • a dirty (or dingy) white
    • the muddied grey of the sea
    • muddy colors
    • dirty-green walls
    • dirty-blonde hair
    Definition
    (adj) (of a manuscript) defaced with changes
    Synonyms : foul , marked-up
    Example Sentence
    • foul (or dirty) copy
    Definition
    (adj) obtained illegally or by improper means
    Synonyms : ill-gotten
    Example Sentence
    • dirty money
    • ill-gotten gains
    Definition
    (adj) expressing or revealing hostility or dislike
    Example Sentence
    • dirty looks
    Definition
    (adj) violating accepted standards or rules
    Example Sentence
    • a dirty fighter
    • used foul means to gain power
    • a nasty unsporting serve
    • fined for unsportsmanlike behavior
    Definition
    (adj) unethical or dishonest
    Synonyms : sordid
    Example Sentence
    • dirty police officers
    • a sordid political campaign
    Definition
    (adj) unpleasantly stormy
    Example Sentence
    • there's dirty weather in the offing
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