Definition of Dirty

1. Adjective. Soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime. "Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves"

2. Verb. Make soiled, filthy, or dirty. "Don't soil your clothes when you play outside!"
Exact synonyms: Begrime, Bemire, Colly, Grime, Soil
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Specialized synonyms: Foul, Contaminate, Foul, Pollute, Smear, Slime, Muddy, Muddy Up, Splash, Mire, Muck, Muck Up, Mud, Crock, Blemish, Spot
Antonyms: Clean
Derivative terms: Dirtying, Grime, Soil, Soiling, Soilure

3. Adjective. (of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency. "Has a dirty mouth"

4. Adjective. Vile; despicable. "A filthy traitor"
Exact synonyms: Filthy, Lousy
Similar to: Awful, Nasty
Derivative terms: Filthiness, Lousiness

5. Adjective. Spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination. "A dirty bomb releases enormous amounts of long-lived radioactive fallout"
Exact synonyms: Contaminating
Antonyms: Clean
Derivative terms: Dirt, Dirtiness

6. Adjective. Contaminated with infecting organisms. "Obliged to go into infected rooms"
Exact synonyms: Pestiferous
Similar to: Infected, Septic
Derivative terms: Dirtiness

7. Adjective. (of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear. "Dirty-blonde hair"
Exact synonyms: Dingy, Muddied, Muddy
Similar to: Impure
Derivative terms: Dinge, Dinginess, Muddiness

8. Adjective. (of a manuscript) defaced with changes. "Foul (or dirty) copy"
Exact synonyms: Foul, Marked-up
Similar to: Illegible

9. Adjective. Obtained illegally or by improper means. "Ill-gotten gains"
Exact synonyms: Ill-gotten
Similar to: Illegal

10. Adjective. Expressing or revealing hostility or dislike. "Dirty looks"
Similar to: Hostile

11. Adjective. Violating accepted standards or rules. "Fined for unsportsmanlike behavior"
Exact synonyms: Cheating, Foul, Unsporting, Unsportsmanlike
Similar to: Unfair, Unjust
Derivative terms: Foulness

12. Adjective. Unethical or dishonest. "A sordid political campaign"
Exact synonyms: Sordid
Similar to: Corrupt
Derivative terms: Sordidness

13. Adjective. Unpleasantly stormy. "There's dirty weather in the offing"
Similar to: Stormy

Definition of Dirty

1. a. Defiled with dirt; foul; nasty; filthy; not clean or pure; serving to defile; as, dirty hands; dirty water; a dirty white.

2. v. t. To foul; to make filthy; to soil; as, to dirty the clothes or hands.

Definition of Dirty

1. Adjective. Unclean; covered with or containing unpleasant substances such as dirt or grime. ¹

2. Adjective. That makes one unclean; corrupting, infecting. ¹

3. Adjective. Morally unclean; obscene or indecent, especially sexually. ¹

4. Adjective. Dishonourable; violating accepted standards or rules. ¹

5. Adjective. Corrupt, illegal, or improper. ¹

6. Adjective. Out of tune. ¹

7. Adjective. Of color, discolored by impurities. ¹

8. Adjective. (computing) Containing data which need to be written back to a larger memory. ¹

9. Adjective. (slang) Carrying illegal drugs among one's possessions or inside of one's bloodstream. ¹

10. Adjective. (informal) Used as an intensifier, especially in conjunction with "great". ¹

11. Adverb. In a dirty manner. ¹

12. Verb. (transitive) To make (something) dirty. ¹

13. Verb. (transitive) To stain or tarnish (somebody) with dishonor. ¹

14. Verb. (transitive) To debase by distorting the real nature of (something). ¹

15. Verb. (intransitive) To become soiled. ¹

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Definition of Dirty

1. unclean [v DIRTIED, DIRTYING, DIRTIES] - See also: unclean

Lexicographical Neighbors of Dirty

dirty blond
dirty blonds
dirty bomb
dirty bombs
dirty code
dirty cop
dirty dog
dirty girl

Literary usage of Dirty

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annual Report by Indiana State Board of Health (1915)
"Slightly dirty. Low in butter fat Low in butter tat. Slightly dirty. Slightly dirty. Slightly dirty. Slightly dirty. Slightly dirty. Slightly dirty. ..."

2. A Library of American Literature from the Earliest Settlement to the Present by Arthur Stedman, Edmund Clarence Stedman (1894)
"TWELVE LITTLE dirty QUESTIONS [Tribune Essays. 1869.] WE should very much like to know what in the ... This is Dr. Hawks's Little dirty Question, No. Three. ..."

3. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1899)
"Three hours' can an' kit,' sez the Colonel; 'not for bein' dirty on p'rade, but for 'uvm said somethin' to Mullins, tho' I do not believe,' sez 'e, ..."

4. The Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen (1892)
"... sometimes dirty and sometimes cold, did January and February pass away. March was to take Elizabeth to Hunsford. She had not at first thought very ..."

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