filthy

adjective
\ ˈfil-thē How to pronounce filthy (audio) \
filthier; filthiest

Definition of filthy

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : covered with, containing, or characterized by filth filthy streets filthy dishes
2a : underhand, vile
b : obscene filthy language

filthy

adverb

Definition of filthy (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : in a filthy manner filthy dirty
2 : very, exceedingly filthy rich

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Other Words from filthy

Adjective

filthily \ ˈfil-​thə-​lē How to pronounce filthily (audio) \ adverb
filthiness \ ˈfil-​thē-​nəs How to pronounce filthiness (audio) \ noun

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Adjective

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

Examples of filthy in a Sentence

Adjective

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

Adverb

grew up filthy poor and hated every minute of it
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Then, tackle the filthy sneakers that have been dragged through the streets/forest/beach one too many times. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "What I’ve Learned From Cleaning Out Vogue Editors’ Closets," 30 Apr. 2019 Special Achievement in Braking: Porsche Surface Coating Iron brake rotors blacken your wheels with filthy dust. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "The 2019 Popular Mechanics Automotive Excellence Awards," 16 Apr. 2019 Some people inside the country, the filthy rich, damage our country. Sune Engel Rasmussen, WSJ, "Iran Vows to Continue Military Expansion Despite U.S. Threats," 11 Feb. 2019 Its politicians were caught on tape discussing matters of state in filthy language. The Economist, "Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party is doing lasting damage," 21 Apr. 2018 Who believes a homeless person, filthy from living along the American River Parkway, is going to be allowed to wander into the Crocker or the Capitol without being stopped? Erika D. Smith, sacbee, "How long will Sacramento let homeless people use the city like a toilet? | The Sacramento Bee," 9 Mar. 2018 The Red Hen Restaurant should focus more on cleaning its filthy canopies, doors and windows. Fox News, "Diamond & Silk sound off on Chicago violence," 12 Aug. 2018 Pitchers are getting better and filthier with each passing year. Michael Beller, SI.com, "Andrelton Simmons Is The Hardest Player to Strike Out in the Big Leagues," 12 June 2018 But no matter what happens, Rupert Murdoch is still going to be filthy rich, right? Laura Bradley, HWD, "What Disney and Comcast’s Battle Over Fox Means for Film and TV Fans," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of filthy

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adverb

1616, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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filthy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of filthy

: very dirty
: very offensive or disgusting and usually about sex
: very evil : morally wrong

filthy

adjective
\ ˈfil-thē How to pronounce filthy (audio) \
filthier; filthiest

Kids Definition of filthy

: extremely dirty

Other Words from filthy

filthiness noun

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