Synonyms of dirty


1. dirty, soil, begrime, grime, colly, bemire, change, alter, modify

usage: make soiled, filthy, or dirty; "don't soil your clothes when you play outside!"


1. dirty (vs. clean), soiled, unclean, Augean, bedraggled, draggled, befouled, fouled, begrimed, dingy, grimy, grubby, grungy, raunchy, black, smutty, buggy, cobwebby, dirty-faced, feculent, filthy, foul, nasty, flyblown, squalid, sordid, greasy, oily, lousy, maculate, mucky, muddy, ratty, scummy, smudgy, snotty, snot-nosed, sooty, travel-soiled, travel-stained, uncleanly, unswept, unwashed, untidy

usage: 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"

2. dirty (vs. clean), bawdy, off-color, ribald, blasphemous, blue, profane, dirty-minded, cruddy, filthy, foul, nasty, smutty, foul-mouthed, foul-spoken, lewd, obscene, raunchy, salacious, scabrous, scatological, indecent

usage: (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"

3. dirty, filthy, lousy, nasty (vs. nice), awful

usage: vile; despicable; "a dirty (or lousy) trick"; "a filthy traitor"

4. dirty (vs. clean), contaminating

usage: 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"

5. dirty, pestiferous, septic (vs. antiseptic), infected

usage: contaminated with infecting organisms; "dirty wounds"; "obliged to go into infected rooms"- Jane Austen

6. dirty, dingy, muddied, muddy, impure (vs. pure)

usage: (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"

7. dirty, foul, marked-up, illegible (vs. legible)

usage: (of a manuscript) defaced with changes; "foul (or dirty) copy"

8. dirty, ill-gotten, illegal (vs. legal)

usage: obtained illegally or by improper means; "dirty money"; "ill-gotten gains"

9. dirty, hostile (vs. amicable)

usage: expressing or revealing hostility or dislike; "dirty looks"

10. cheating(prenominal), dirty, foul, unsporting, unsportsmanlike, unfair (vs. fair), unjust

usage: violating accepted standards or rules; "a dirty fighter"; "used foul means to gain power"; "a nasty unsporting serve"; "fined for unsportsmanlike behavior"

11. dirty, sordid, corrupt (vs. incorrupt)

usage: unethical or dishonest; "dirty police officers"; "a sordid political campaign"

12. dirty, stormy (vs. calm)

usage: unpleasantly stormy; "there's dirty weather in the offing"

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Definition and meaning of dirty (Dictionary)