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Definitions of dirty

  1. make soiled, filthy, or dirty; " don't soil your clothes when you play outside!"
  2. violating accepted standards or rules; " a dirty fighter"; " used foul means to gain power"; " a nasty unsporting serve"; " fined for unsportsmanlike behavior"
  3. contaminated with infecting organisms; " dirty wounds"; " obliged to go into infected rooms"- Jane Austen
  4. spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination; " the air near the foundry was always dirty"; " the air near the foundry was always dirty"; " a dirty bomb releases enormous amounts of long- lived radioactive fallout"
  5. ( of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear; " dirty" is often used in combination; " a dirty ( or dingy) white"; " the muddied gray of the sea"; " muddy colors"; " dirty- green walls"; " dirty- blonde hair"
  6. unpleasantly stormy; " there's dirty weather in the offing"
  7. soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime; " dirty unswept sidewalks"; " a child in dirty overalls"; " dirty slums"; " piles of dirty dishes"; " put his dirty feet on the clean sheet"; " wore an unclean shirt"; " mining is a dirty job"; " Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves"
  8. ( of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency; " dirty words"; " a dirty old man"; " dirty books and movies"; " boys telling dirty jokes"; " has a dirty mouth"
  9. unethical or dishonest; " dirty police officers"; " a sordid political campaign"
  10. expressing or revealing hostility or dislike; " dirty looks"
  11. obtained illegally or by improper means; " dirty money"; " ill- gotten gains"
  12. ( of a manuscript) defaced with changes; " foul ( or dirty) copy"
  13. vile; despicable; " a dirty ( or lousy) trick"; " a filthy traitor"
  14. Defiled with dirt; foul; nasty; filthy; not clean or pure; serving to defile; as, dirty hands; dirty water; a dirty white.
  15. Sordid; base; groveling; as, a dirty fellow.
  16. Sleety; gusty; stormy; as, dirty weather.
  17. To foul; to make filthy; to soil; as, to dirty the clothes or hands.
  18. Sullied; clouded; - applied to color.
  19. To tarnish; to sully; to scandalize; - said of reputation, character, etc.
  20. Unclean; impure; soiled; disgusting; muddy; sleety; rainy; despicable; contemptible.
  21. To soil; sully; tarnish.
  22. Dirtied.
  23. Dirtying.
  24. Defiled with dirt: foul: filthy: mean.
  25. To soil with dirt: to sully:- pr. p. dirtying; pa. p. dirtied.
  26. DIRTILY.
  27. DIRTINESS.
  28. Soiled; unclean; indecent; mean.
  29. To soil; defile.
  30. Unclean; foul; filthy.
  31. Soiled with dirt; foul; filthy; soiled, or as if so; mean.
  32. To soil; to tarnish; to scandalize.
  33. Foul; nasty; not clean; base; mean.
  34. To make foul or filthy; to soil.
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Usage examples for dirty

  1. The men must have such dirty hands!" – The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him by Paul Leicester Ford
  2. If they didn't use it against us, they'd use it for any sort of emergency dirty trick. – Operation Terror by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  3. I only hope our faces are not dirty." – A Daughter of the Vine by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  4. You've helped me square the game with a dirty dog named Blenham! – Man to Man by Jackson Gregory
  5. " I do not like it," she said; " it's dirty; at least, it's not new." – Mopsa the Fairy by Jean Ingelow
  6. He was not dirty. – Who Goes There? by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
  7. But to those four tired men, the little fire, the dirty barn, the thought of food and sleep, seemed heaven. – Servants of the Guns by Jeffery E. Jeffery
  8. A dirty trick, but what wilt thou do now? – The Princess Pocahontas by Virginia Watson
  9. Hold my clothes, one of you; I don't want them dirty." – Burr Junior by G. Manville Fenn
  10. Nothing dirty, I'm hopin'. – The Slave Of The Lamp by Henry Seton Merriman
  11. It wasn't so much that things were dirty, it was more that nothing was clean. – The Circuit Riders by R. C. FitzPatrick
  12. There's your dirty money. – The Lure of the North by Harold Bindloss
  13. " Let him keep his dirty trousses to hisself. – Capt'n Davy's Honeymoon 1893 by Hall Caine
  14. It was a dirty night for our men, who had been fighting all day. – From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917 by Philip Gibbs
  15. She is mighty good to me,- comes ebery week an' clars up an' scoles me for gittin' so dirty. – The Cromptons by Mary J. Holmes
  16. It's a dirty shame of them to put a fellow in that type, and leave his initial out, too! – Seven Frozen Sailors by George Manville Fenn
  17. You keep your lying, dirty mouth shut or I'll... – Bruce of the Circle A by Harold Titus
  18. " I was just on my way to see you, Smith," said Baxter, as he let fall the reins and held out his great dirty hand, " but I'm too heavy to get out, and if I once sat down on the ground, I reckon it would take more than the whole of Tappahannock to pull me up again." – The Ancient Law by Ellen Glasgow
  19. He placed his dirty foot on me. – The Snow-Burner by Henry Oyen
  20. " I guess if you had to live the way he does you'd be dirty! – Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield
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