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  Definition of dirty
  1. make soiled, filthy, or dirty; "don''t soil your clothes when you play outside!"
  2. unpleasantly stormy; "there''s dirty weather in the offing"
  3. soiled 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"; "wore an unclean shirt"; "mining is a dirty job"; "Cinderella did the dir
  4. (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"
  5. spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination; "the air near the foundry was always dirty"; "the air near the foundry was always dirty"; "a dirty bomb releases enormous amounts of long-lived radioactive fallout"
  6. unethical or dishonest; "dirty police officers"; "a sordid political campaign"
  7. violating accepted standards or rules; "a dirty fighter"; "used foul means to gain power"; "a nasty unsporting serve"; "fined for unsportsmanlike behavior"
  8. expressing or revealing hostility or dislike; "dirty looks"
  9. obtained illegally or by improper means; "dirty money"; "ill-gotten gains"
  10. (of a manuscript) defaced with changes; "foul (or dirty) copy"
  11. vile; despicable; "a dirty (or lousy) trick"; "a filthy traitor"
  12. (of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear; "dirty" is often used in combination; "a dirty (or dingy) white"; "the muddied gray of the sea"; "muddy colors"; "dirty-green walls"; "dirty-blonde hair"
  13. contaminated with infecting organisms; "dirty wounds"; "obliged to go into infected rooms"- Jane Austen
Similar Words: soil, begrime, grime, colly, bemire, soiled, unclean, contaminating, sordid, cheating(a), foul, unsporting, unsportsmanlike, ill-gotten, marked-up, filthy, lousy, dingy, muddied, muddy, contaminated, infected, pestiferous

 

See Also: unclean, impure, untidy, indecent

 

Hyponyms: foul, pollute, contaminate, smear, slime, muddy, muddy up, splash, mire, muck, mud, muck up, crock, blemish, spot

 

Attributes: cleanness

 

Derivational Morphology: dirt, filth, grime, soil, stain, grease, grunge, soiling, soilure, dirtying

 

Language Translations:
Afrikaans: vuil   Albanian: ndyrë  
Breton: lousaat   Catalan: brut  
Croatian: nečist   Danish: beskidt  
Dutch: bevuilen and vuil   Esperanto: malpura  
Finnish: halpamainen and liata and likainen and rivo   French: cochon and sale and salir and salissant  
German: schmutzig and verdrecken   Greek: ακάθαρτος and βρωμερός and βρωμιά and βρώμικος  
Hebrew: מלוכלך and מלכלך   Hindi: मैला  
Hungarian: piszkos   Indonesian: kotor  
Interlingua: polluer   Irish: salach  
Italian: sporcare and sporco   Japanese: 汚い  
Latvian: netīrs and nosmērēt   Norwegian: skitten  
Polish: brudny and brudzić and brudzący and haniebny and sprośny   Portuguese: sujar and sujo  
Russian: грязный and пачкать   Slovene: umazan and umazati  
Spanish: sucio and verde   Swedish: fläcka and ful and grumlig and orättmätig and oren and snuskig  
Vietnamese: bất and bẩn and làm and tục tĩu and xấu  
 
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