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Definition 1: make soiled, filthy, or dirty - [verb of contact]

Samples where dirty or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • don't soil your clothes when you play outside!

Synonyms for dirty in the sense of this definition

(dirty is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of dirty ) soil with or as with crock

(... is a kind of dirty ) soil with mud, muck, or mire

"The child mucked up his shirt while playing ball in the garden"

(... is a kind of dirty ) soil or stain with a splashed liquid

(... is a kind of dirty ) dirty with mud

(... is a kind of dirty ) cover or stain with slime

"The snake slimed his victim"

(... is a kind of dirty ) stain by smearing or daubing with a dirty substance

(... is a kind of dirty ) make impure

"The industrial wastes polluted the lake"

(... is a kind of dirty ) make unclean

"foul the water"

(... is a kind of dirty ) mar or impair with a flaw

"her face was blemished"

Definition 2: soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where dirty or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for dirty in the sense of this definition

(dirty is similar to ...) infested with lice

"burned their lousy clothes"

(dirty is similar to ...) not cleaned with or as if with soap and water

"a sink full of unwashed dishes"

(dirty is similar to ...) spotted or blotched

(dirty is similar to ...) dirty and messy; covered with mud or muck

"muddy boots" "a mucky stable"

(dirty is similar to ...) dirty and infested with rats

(dirty is similar to ...) covered with scum

"the scummy surface of the polluted pond"

(dirty is similar to ...) smeared with something that soils or stains; these words are often used in combination

"oil-smeared work clothes" "hostile faces smirched by the grime and rust" "ink-smudged fingers"

(dirty is similar to ...) dirty with nasal discharge

"a snotty nose" "a house full of snot-nosed kids"

(dirty is similar to ...) covered with or as if with soot

"a sooty chimney"

(dirty is similar to ...) soiled from travel

"travel-soiled clothes"

(dirty is similar to ...) habitually unclean

(dirty is similar to ...) smeared or soiled with grease or oil

"greasy coveralls" "get rid of rubbish and oily rags"

(dirty is similar to ...) foul and run-down and repulsive

"a flyblown bar on the edge of town" "a squalid overcrowded apartment in the poorest part of town" "squalid living conditions" "sordid shantytowns"

(dirty is similar to ...) extremely filthy from long neglect

(dirty is similar to ...) limp and soiled as if dragged in the mud

"the beggar's bedraggled clothes" "scarecrows in battered hats or draggled skirts"

(dirty is similar to ...) made dirty or foul

"a building befouled with soot" "breathing air fouled and darkened with factory soot"

(dirty is similar to ...) thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot

"a miner's begrimed face" "dingy linen" "grimy hands" "grubby little fingers" "a grungy kitchen"

(dirty is similar to ...) soiled with dirt or soot

"with feet black from playing outdoors" "his shirt was black within an hour"

(dirty is similar to ...) infested with bugs

(dirty is similar to ...) covered with cobwebs

(dirty is similar to ...) having a dirty face

"a crowd of dirty-faced ragamuffins surrounded him"

(dirty is similar to ...) foul with waste matter

(dirty is similar to ...) disgustingly dirty; filled or smeared with offensive matter

"as filthy as a pigsty" "a foul pond" "a nasty pigsty of a room"

(dirty is similar to ...) not having been swept

"unswept floors"

(means also ...) not neat and tidy

"careless and untidy in her personal habits" "an untidy living room" "untidy and casual about money"

(... are attributes of dirty) the state of being clean; without dirt or other impurities

Definition 3: (of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where dirty or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dirty words
  • a dirty old man
  • dirty books and movies
  • boys telling dirty jokes
  • has a dirty mouth

(dirty is similar to ...) humorously vulgar

"bawdy songs" "off-color jokes" "ribald language"

(dirty is similar to ...) characterized by profanity or cursing

"foul-mouthed and blasphemous" "blue language" "profane words"

(dirty is similar to ...) having lewd thoughts

(dirty is similar to ...) characterized by obscenity

"had a filthy mouth" "foul language" "smutty jokes"

(dirty is similar to ...) using foul or obscene language

"noisy foul-mouthed women all shouting at once"

(dirty is similar to ...) suggestive of or tending to moral looseness

"lewd pictures" "an indecent gesture" "obscene telephone calls" "salacious limericks"

(dirty is similar to ...) dealing with salacious or indecent material

"a scabrous novel"

(dirty is similar to ...) dealing pruriently with excrement and excretory functions

"scatological literature"

(means also ...) offensive to good taste especially in sexual matters

"an earthy but not indecent story" "an indecent gesture"

Definition 4: spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where dirty or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the air near the foundry was always dirty
  • a dirty bomb releases enormous amounts of long-lived radioactive fallout

Synonyms for dirty in the sense of this definition

Definition 5: unethical or dishonest - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where dirty or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dirty police officers
  • a sordid political campaign
  • shoddy business practices

Synonyms for dirty in the sense of this definition

(dirty is similar to ...) lacking in integrity

"humanity they knew to be corrupt...from the day of Adam's creation" "a corrupt and incompetent city government"

Definition 6: expressing or revealing hostility or dislike - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where dirty or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dirty looks

(dirty is similar to ...) characterized by enmity or ill will

"a hostile nation" "a hostile remark" "hostile actions"

Definition 7: obtained illegally or by improper means - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where dirty or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dirty money
  • ill-gotten gains

Synonyms for dirty in the sense of this definition

(dirty is similar to ...) prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules

"an illegal chess move"

Definition 8: (of a manuscript) defaced with changes - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where dirty or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • foul (or dirty) copy

Synonyms for dirty in the sense of this definition

(dirty is similar to ...) (of handwriting, print, etc.) not legible

"illegible handwriting"

Definition 9: (of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where dirty or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dirty
  • a dirty (or dingy) white
  • the muddied grey of the sea
  • muddy colors
  • dirty-green walls
  • dirty-blonde hair

Synonyms for dirty in the sense of this definition

(dirty is similar to ...) combined with extraneous elements

Definition 10: vile; despicable - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where dirty or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a dirty (or lousy) trick
  • a filthy traitor

Synonyms for dirty in the sense of this definition

(dirty is similar to ...) offensive or even (of persons) malicious

"in a nasty mood" "a nasty accident" "a nasty shock" "a nasty smell" "a nasty trick to pull" "Will he say nasty things at my funeral?"

Definition 11: contaminated with infecting organisms - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where dirty or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dirty wounds
  • obliged to go into infected rooms

Synonyms for dirty in the sense of this definition

(dirty is similar to ...) containing or resulting from disease-causing organisms

"a septic sore throat" "a septic environment" "septic sewage"

Definition 12: unpleasantly stormy - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where dirty or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there's dirty weather in the offing

(dirty is similar to ...) (especially of weather) affected or characterized by storms or commotion

"a stormy day" "wide and stormy seas"

Definition 13: violating accepted standards or rules - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where dirty or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a dirty fighter
  • used foul means to gain power
  • a nasty unsporting serve
  • fined for unsportsmanlike behavior

Synonyms for dirty in the sense of this definition

(dirty is similar to ...) not fair; marked by injustice or partiality or deception

"used unfair methods" "it was an unfair trial" "took an unfair advantage"

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