Definitions for: Dirty


[adj] unpleasantly stormy; "there's dirty weather in the offing"
[adj] 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"
[adj] (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"
[adj] spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination; "the air near the foundry was always dirty"; "the air near the foundry was always dirty"; "a dirty bomb releases enormous amounts of long-lived radioactive fallout"
[adj] unethical or dishonest; "dirty police officers"; "a sordid political campaign"
[adj] violating accepted standards or rules; "a dirty fighter"; "used foul means to gain power"; "a nasty unsporting serve"; "fined for unsportsmanlike behavior"
[adj] expressing or revealing hostility or dislike; "dirty looks"
[adj] obtained illegally or by improper means; "dirty money"; "ill-gotten gains"
[adj] (of a manuscript) defaced with changes; "foul (or dirty) copy"
[adj] vile; despicable; "a dirty (or lousy) trick"; "a filthy traitor"
[adj] (of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear; "dirty" is often used in combination; "a dirty (or dingy) white"; "the muddied gray of the sea"; "muddy colors"; "dirty-green walls"; "dirty-blonde hair"
[adj] contaminated with infecting organisms; "dirty wounds"; "obliged to go into infected rooms"- Jane Austen
[v] make soiled, filthy, or dirty; "don't soil your clothes when you play outside!"



Webster (1913) Definition: Dirt"y, a. [Compar. Dirtier; superl. Dirtiest.]
1. Defiled with dirt; foul; nasty; filthy; not clean or pure;
serving to defile; as, dirty hands; dirty water; a dirty
white. --Spenser.

2. Sullied; clouded; -- applied to color. --Locke.

3. Sordid; base; groveling; as, a dirty fellow.

The creature's at his dirty work again. --Pope.

4. Sleety; gusty; stormy; as, dirty weather.

Storms of wind, clouds of dust, an angry, dirty sea.
--M. Arnold.

Syn: Nasty; filthy; foul. See Nasty.


Dirt"y, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dirtied; p. pr. & vb. n.
Dirtying.]
1. To foul; to make filthy; to soil; as, to dirty the clothes
or hands.

2. To tarnish; to sully; to scandalize; -- said of
reputation, character, etc.

Synonyms: awful, bawdy, bedraggled, befouled, begrime, begrimed, bemire, bespattered, besplashed, black, blasphemous, blue, buggy, cheating(a), colly, contaminated, contaminating, corrupt, dingy, dirty-minded, draggled, dust-covered, dusty, faecal, fecal, feculent, filthy, flyblown, foul, fouled, foul-mouthed, foul-spoken, greasy, grime, grimy, grubby, grungy, hostile, illegal, illegible, ill-gotten, infected, lewd, lousy, maculate, marked-up, mucky, muddied, muddy, nasty, obscene, off-color, oily, profane, raunchy, ribald, salacious, scabrous, scatological, scummy, septic, smeared, smirched, smudged, smudgy, smutty, snot-nosed, snotty, soil, soiled, sordid, spattered, splashed, squalid, stormy, travel-soiled, travel-stained, unclean, unfair, unjust, unsporting, unsportsmanlike, unswept, unwashed

Antonyms: clean, clean, make clean, uncontaminating, unobjectionable

See Also: alter, blemish, change, contaminate, crock, foul, impure, indecent, mire, muck, muck up, mud, muddy, muddy up, pollute, slime, smear, splash, spot, untidy

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