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dirty meaning and definition

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DIRTY verb

Definition of dirty (verb)

  1. make soiled, filthy, or dirty

DIRTY adjective

Definition of dirty (adjective)

  1. 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 dirty work while her sisters preened themselves"
    • synonyms: soiled, unclean
    • antonym: clean
  2. (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"
    • antonym: clean
  3. vile; despicable
    • "a dirty (or lousy) trick"; "a filthy traitor"
    • synonyms: filthy, lousy
  4. spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination
    • "the air near the foundry was always dirty"; "a dirty bomb releases enormous amounts of long-lived radioactive fallout"
    • synonyms: contaminating
    • antonym: clean
  5. contaminated with infecting organisms
    • "dirty wounds"; "obliged to go into infected rooms"- Jane Austen
    • synonyms: pestiferous
  6. (of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear
    • "dirty" is often used in combination; "a dirty (or dingy) white"; "the muddied grey of the sea"; "muddy colors"; "dirty-green walls"; "dirty-blonde hair"
    • synonyms: dingy, muddied, muddy
  7. (of a manuscript) defaced with changes
  8. obtained illegally or by improper means
    • "dirty money"; "ill-gotten gains"
    • synonyms: ill-gotten
  9. expressing or revealing hostility or dislike
    • "dirty looks"
  10. violating accepted standards or rules
  11. unethical or dishonest
    • "dirty police officers"; "a sordid political campaign"
    • synonyms: sordid
  12. unpleasantly stormy
    • "there's dirty weather in the offing"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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