English adjective: dirty
|1.||dirty soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime|
|Samples||Dirty unswept sidewalks.|
A child in dirty overalls.
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.
|Similar||Augean, bedraggled, befouled, begrimed, black, buggy, cobwebby, dingy, dirty-faced, draggled, feculent, filthy, flyblown, foul, fouled, greasy, grimy, grubby, grungy, lousy, maculate, mucky, muddy, nasty, oily, ratty, raunchy, scummy, smudgy, smutty, snot-nosed, snotty, sooty, sordid, squalid, travel-soiled, travel-stained, uncleanly, unswept, unwashed|
|2.||dirty (of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency|
A dirty old man.
Dirty books and movies.
Boys telling dirty jokes.
Has a dirty mouth.
|Similar||bawdy, blasphemous, blue, cruddy, dirty-minded, filthy, foul, foul-mouthed, foul-spoken, lewd, nasty, obscene, off-color, profane, raunchy, ribald, salacious, scabrous, scatological, smutty|
|3.||dirty vile; despicable|
|Samples||A dirty (or lousy) trick.|
A filthy traitor.
|4.||dirty spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination|
|Samples||The air near the foundry was always dirty.|
A dirty bomb releases enormous amounts of long-lived radioactive fallout.
|5.||dirty contaminated with infecting organisms|
Obliged to go into infected rooms.
|6.||dirty (of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear|
A dirty (or dingy) white.
The muddied grey of the sea.
|Synonyms||dingy, muddied, muddy|
|7.||dirty (of a manuscript) defaced with changes|
|Samples||Foul (or dirty) copy.|
|8.||dirty obtained illegally or by improper means|
|9.||dirty expressing or revealing hostility or dislike|
|10.||dirty violating accepted standards or rules|
|Samples||A dirty fighter.|
Used foul means to gain power.
A nasty unsporting serve.
Fined for unsportsmanlike behavior.
|Synonyms||cheating, foul, unsporting, unsportsmanlike|
|11.||dirty unethical or dishonest|
|Samples||Dirty police officers.|
A sordid political campaign.
|12.||dirty unpleasantly stormy|
|Samples||There's dirty weather in the offing.|
English verb: dirty
|1.||dirty (contact) make soiled, filthy, or dirty|
|Samples||Don't soil your clothes when you play outside!.|
|Synonyms||begrime, bemire, colly, grime, soil|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Something ----s something
|Broader (hypernym)||alter, change, modify|
|Narrower (hyponym)||blemish, contaminate, crock, foul, foul, mire, muck, muck up, mud, muddy, muddy up, pollute, slime, smear, splash, spot|
|Antonyms||clean, make clean|