Examples of filth in a Sentence
He emerged from the cellar covered in filth.
the filth of the slaughterhouse
living in filth and squalor
Recent Examples of filth from the Web
On the third day of Firefly—so hot not even a double shower could wash away the second skin of sweat/sunscreen/bug spray/miscellaneous filth one accrues at a camping-heavy music festival—
The decisive slider was pure filth, to the back foot.
But the filth is no match for the Robert B. Creel Water Treatment Facility in Morgantown.
All five children in the home were found living in unwholesome and unsafe surroundings covered with filth, dirty diapers, lice and insect bites, according to social workers and an investigator who testified in Accomack County court.
Oh, and after about 200 to 300 miles of driving from new, the PSCB discs’ manufacturing filth is polished away, revealing a striking mirror shine.
How can Malliotakis address New York’s state of filth?
The camera tracks from a character weeping in the county jail to another cell where a man with white staring eyes in a face blackened by filth fades into a wispy phantom and vanishes.
Stand for the flag; hand on heart for the anthem—and then put your signature to the demand that this least American of administrations be investigated down to its bottomest murk and filth.
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Origin and Etymology of filth
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymscrud, dirt, grime, gunk, muck, smut, soil
Related Wordsscum, sewage, sewerage, slime, sludge, swill; dross, dust [British], garbage, junk, litter, refuse, rubbish, scrap, trash, waste; crock [dialect], soot; dinginess, dirtiness, dustiness, filthiness, foulness, griminess, grubbiness, nastiness, squalidness, uncleanliness, uncleanness
Near Antonymscleanliness, cleanness
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