smutty

adjective
smut·ty | \ˈsmə-tē \
smuttier; smuttiest

Definition of smutty 

1 : soiled or tainted with smut especially : affected with smut fungus

2 : obscene, indecent a smutty joke

3 : resembling smut in appearance : sooty

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Other Words from smutty

smuttily \ˈsmə-tə-lē \ adverb
smuttiness \ˈsmə-tē-nəs \ noun

Examples of smutty in a Sentence

the movie was rated R because of some nude scenes and smutty dialogue a street urchin with a smutty face

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As the title implies, there’s virtually no action — the show consists of the meandering, generally pointless, often smutty conversations that take place while the characters wait for something to happen. Mike Hale, New York Times, "This Man Doesn’t Star in Every Australian TV Show. It Just Seems That Way.," 20 Apr. 2018 Despite the notoriously awful quality of the prose in the three 50 Shades novels (titled the same as the movies) by E. L. James, the smutty subversion of feminist ideology seemed to be the main driver of their popularity. Kyle Smith, National Review, "50 Shades of Political Correctness," 31 Jan. 2018 But in the following decades, despite her fame, Behn was scorned by critics who found her writing too smutty and scandalous for a woman. Lorraine Boissoneault, Smithsonian, "The Spy Who Became England’s First Successful Female Writer," 13 June 2017 In many ways, Trump seems to be exactly the same personality who lived out his life in the New York tabloids and swapped smutty stories with radio host Howard Stern. Stephen Collinson, CNN, "Delegitimizing his presidency, one tweet at a time," 30 June 2017 But in the following decades, despite her fame, Behn was scorned by critics who found her writing too smutty and scandalous for a woman. Lorraine Boissoneault, Smithsonian, "The Spy Who Became England’s First Successful Female Writer," 13 June 2017 The Irish director gave birth to the modern, smutty, violent vampire movie with his '90s adaptation of Ann Rice's Interview with the Vampire, starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. Paul Schrodt, Esquire, "Q&A: Neil Jordan, Master of the Vampire Movie," 27 June 2013

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First Known Use of smutty

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Dictionary Entries near smutty

Smuts

smut sheet

smutter

smutty

SMV

Smynthuridae

Smyrna

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The first known use of smutty was in 1597

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smutty

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of smutty

: relating to sex in a way that is offensive

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