filth

noun \ ˈfilth \
Updated on: 12 Dec 2017

Definition of filth

1 : foul or putrid matter; especially : loathsome dirt or refuse
2 a : moral corruption or defilement
b : something that tends to corrupt or defile

Examples of filth in a Sentence

  1. He emerged from the cellar covered in filth.

  2. the filth of the slaughterhouse

  3. living in filth and squalor

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Origin and Etymology of filth

Middle English, from Old English fȳlth, from fūl foul


FILTH Defined for English Language Learners

filth

noun

Definition of filth for English Language Learners

  • : a large and very unpleasant amount of dirt : very dirty conditions

  • : something that is very offensive or disgusting and often is about sex


FILTH Defined for Kids

filth

noun \ ˈfilth \

Definition of filth for Students

: disgusting dirt


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