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dirty (adjective)
1.
a) not clean or pure - dirty clothes
b) likely to befoul or defile with dirt - dirty jobs
c) contaminated with infecting organisms - dirty wounds
d) containing impurities - dirty coal
2.
a) morally unclean or corrupt as
(1) - indecent vulgar dirty jokes a dirty movie
(2) - dishonorable base a dirty trick
(3) - unsportsmanlike dirty players
b) acquired by disreputable or illegal means - ill-gotten dirty money
c) disagreeable, distasteful, or objectionable but usually necessary (as in achieving a desired result) - hired a thug to do their dirty work
3.
a) - abominable hateful war is a dirty business
b) highly regrettable - a dirty shame
c) likely to cause disgrace or scandal - dirty little secrets
4.
- foggy stormy dirty weather
5.
a) of color not clear and bright - dullish dirty blond
b) characterized by a husky, rasping, or raw tonal quality - dirty trumpet tones
6.
conveying ill-natured resentment - gave him a dirty look
dirty (adverb)
in a dirty manner as
a) - deceptively underhandedly fight dirty
b) - indecently talk dirty
dirty (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to make dirty
2.
a) to stain with dishonor - sully
intransitive verb
b) to debase by distorting the real nature of to become soiled
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
dirty (adjective)
1.
not clean
SYNONIMS:
bedraggled, befouled, begrimed, bemired, besmirched, black, blackened, cruddy, dingy, draggled, dusty, filthy, foul, grimy, grotty, grubby, grungy, mucky, muddy, nasty, smudged, smutty, soiled, sordid, stained, sullied, unclean, uncleanly
RELATED WORDS:
contaminated, defiled, germy, impure, polluted, tainted; insanitary, uncleaned, unsanitary, unsterile, unsterilized, unwashed; greasy, gunky; chaotic, cluttered, confused, disarranged, disarrayed, disheveled ( dishevelled), disordered, jumbled, littered, messed, messy, muddled, mussed, mussy, rumpled, scruffy, sloppy, slovenly, unkempt, untidy; raunchy, scuzzy [], shabby, skanky [], sleazy, squalid; collied [], crocked [], fuliginous, sooty
NEAR ANTONYMS:
clear, limpid, pure; cleaned, cleansed, combed, groomed, neat, ordered, orderly, tidy; bleached, purified, whitened; bright, flawless, perfect, shiny, sparkling, unspotted, untouched; taintless, unblemished, undefiled, unpolluted, untainted, virgin, wholesome
clean, cleanly, immaculate, spick-and-span ( spic-and-span), spotless, stainless, ultraclean, unsoiled, unstained, unsullied
dirty (adjective)
2.
depicting or referring to sexual matters in a way that is unacceptable in polite society
SYNONIMS:
bawdy, blue, coarse, crude, dirty, filthy, foul, gross, gutter, impure, indecent, lascivious, lewd, locker-room, nasty, pornographic, porny, profane, raunchy, ribald, smutty, stag, trashy, unprintable, vulgar, wanton, X-rated
RELATED WORDS:
broad, coarse-grained, gamy ( gamey), off, off-color ( off-colored), racy, risqué, salacious, salty, suggestive; barnyard, earthy, scatological; immodest, indecorous, indelicate, low, unbecoming; depraved, kinky, louche, naughty, perverse, perverted, wicked; exceptionable, objectionable, unacceptable, undesirable, unwanted, unwelcome; abhorrent, debasing, disgusting, loathsome, offensive, repellent ( repellant), repugnant, repulsive, revolting; distasteful, obnoxious, unpleasant; blamable, blameworthy, censurable, reprehensible; atrocious, infamous; abusive, scurrilous; hard-core, soft, soft-core
NEAR ANTONYMS:
priggish, prim, prudish, puritanical, staid, straitlaced ( straightlaced), Victorian; correct, decorous, genteel, nice, polite, proper, respectable, seemly; innocuous, inoffensive; acceptable, agreeable, desirable, pleasant, pleasing, welcome; appropriate, becoming, fit, meet, suitable; immaculate, perfect, pure, spotless, virginal; approved, endorsed ( indorsed), sanctioned
clean, decent, G-rated, nonobscene, wholesome
dirty (adjective)
3.
marked by wet and windy conditions
SYNONIMS:
bleak, dirty, inclement, nasty, raw, rough, squally, stormy, tempestuous, turbulent
RELATED WORDS:
blowy, blustering, blustery, breezy, gusty, windblown, windswept; cloudy, overcast, sunless; rainy, snowy; foggy, hazy, misty, murky, soupy
NEAR ANTONYMS:
rainless; balmy, calm, halcyon, peaceful, placid, pleasant, serene
bright, clear, clement, cloudless, fair, sunny, sunshiny, unclouded
dirty (adjective)
4.
not being in accordance with the rules or standards of what is fair in sport
SYNONIMS:
dirty, illegal, nasty, unfair, unsportsmanlike
RELATED WORDS:
dishonorable, shabby, shameful; ignoble, low, mean, ungentlemanly; immoral, rotten, unchivalrous, unethical, unjust, unprincipled, unrighteous, unscrupulous
NEAR ANTONYMS:
just, law-abiding; ethical, moral, principled, righteous, scrupulous; honorable, irreproachable, unimpeachable
clean, fair, legal, sportsmanlike, sportsmanly
dirty (adjective)
5.
not following or in accordance with standards of honor and decency
SYNONIMS:
base, contemptible, currish, despicable, detestable, dirty, dishonorable, execrable, ignominious, low, low-down, low-minded, mean, nasty, paltry, snide, sordid, vile, wretched
RELATED WORDS:
bad, black, evil, foul, immoral, iniquitous, miscreant, wicked, wrong; cruel, vicious; blamable, blameworthy, censurable, reprehensible; corrupt, debased, debauched, degenerate, depraved, dissolute, perverted; atrocious, villainous; unethical, unprincipled, unscrupulous; discreditable, disgraceful, disreputable, shameful, unworthy
NEAR ANTONYMS:
ethical, honest, just, principled, righteous, right-minded, scrupulous; commendable, excellent, exemplary, good, moral, right; decent, proper, reputable, respectable, seemly; blameless, guiltless; incorruptible, irreproachable; uncorrupted, unerring
high, high-minded, honorable, lofty, noble, straight, upright, venerable, virtuous
dirty (adjective)
6.
arousing or deserving of one's loathing and disgust
SYNONIMS:
cheap, cruddy, deplorable, despicable, dirty, grubby, lame, lousy, mean, nasty, paltry, pitiable, pitiful, ratty, scabby, scummy, scurvy, sneaking, sorry, wretched
RELATED WORDS:
abhorrent, abominable, condemnable, detestable, execrable, hateful, loathsome, odious; disgusting, reptilian, repugnant, repulsive, revolting, revulsive; discreditable, disgraceful, dishonorable, disreputable, ignominious, shameful; base, ignoble, low, shabby, sordid, squalid, vile; blamable, censurable, reprehensible, reproachable; cowardly, craven, dastardly; unethical, unprincipled, unscrupulous
NEAR ANTONYMS:
high-minded, honest, honorable, noble, principled, redoubtable, reputable, right-minded, scrupulous, upright; ethical, good, moral, right, righteous, virtuous
admirable, commendable, creditable, laudable, meritorious, praiseworthy
dirty (adjective)
7.
open to improper influence and especially bribery
SYNONIMS:
bribable, corruptible, dirty, purchasable
RELATED WORDS:
temptable; hack, mercenary; crooked, cutthroat, dishonest, Machiavellian, unethical, unmoral, unprincipled, unscrupulous; corrupt, corrupted, debased, debauched, defiled, degenerate, degraded, demoralized, depraved, dissipated, dissolute, perverse, perverted, reprobate, sleazy, vitiated, warped; bad, evil, immoral, iniquitous, nefarious, sinful, vicious, wicked
NEAR ANTONYMS:
ethical, honest, principled, scrupulous; good, moral, righteous, upright, virtuous
incorruptible
dirty (verb)
to make dirty
SYNONIMS:
befoul, begrime, bemire, besmirch, blacken, daub, distain, foul, gaum, grime, mire, muck, muddy, smirch, smudge, soil, stain, sully
RELATED WORDS:
contaminate, defile, pollute, taint; discolor; confuse, disarrange, disarray, dishevel, disorder, draggle, jumble, mess, muddle; colly [], crock []
NEAR ANTONYMS:
decontaminate, purge, purify; disinfect, sanitize; brush, dry-clean, dust, launder, mop, rinse, scour, scrub, sweep, wash, wipe; brighten, deodorize, freshen, renew, spruce (up); straighten (up), tidy (up)
clean, cleanse
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