adjective \ˈfil-thē\

: very dirty

: very offensive or disgusting and usually about sex

: very evil : morally wrong


Full Definition of FILTHY

:  covered with, containing, or characterized by filth
a :  underhand, vile
b :  obscene <filthy language>
filth·i·ly \-thə-lē\ adverb
filth·i·ness \-thē-nəs\ noun

Examples of FILTHY

  1. She's in a filthy mood.
  2. <you simply cannot use such filthy language on the public airwaves>

First Known Use of FILTHY

14th century

Synonym Discussion of FILTHY

dirty, filthy, foul, nasty, squalid mean conspicuously unclean or impure. dirty emphasizes the presence of dirt more than an emotional reaction to it <a dirty littered street>. filthy carries a strong suggestion of offensiveness and typically of gradually accumulated dirt that begrimes and besmears <a stained greasy floor, utterly filthy>. foul implies extreme offensiveness and an accumulation of what is rotten or stinking <a foul-smelling open sewer>. nasty applies to what is actually foul or is repugnant to one expecting freshness, cleanliness, or sweetness <it's a nasty job to clean up after a sick cat>. In practice, nasty is often weakened to the point of being no more than a synonym of unpleasant or disagreeable <had a nasty fall> <his answer gave her a nasty shock>. squalid adds to the idea of dirtiness and filth that of slovenly neglect <squalid slums>. All these terms are also applicable to moral uncleanness or baseness or obscenity. dirty then stresses meanness or despicableness <don't ask me to do your dirty work>, while filthy and foul describe disgusting obscenity or loathsome behavior <filthy street language> <a foul story of lust and greed>, and nasty implies a peculiarly offensive unpleasantness <a stand-up comedian known for nasty humor>. Distinctively, squalid implies sordidness as well as baseness and dirtiness <engaged in a series of squalid affairs>.



Definition of FILTHY

:  in a filthy manner <filthy dirty> <filthy rich>

Examples of FILTHY

  1. <grew up filthy poor and hated every minute of it>

First Known Use of FILTHY

FILTHIER Defined for Kids


adjective \ˈfil-thē\

Definition of FILTHY for Kids

:  extremely dirty
filth·i·ness noun


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