Definition of DIRTY

verb : DIRTY

Source: WordNet 3.1

Adjective : DIRTY

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 2. (

    ) (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" ;

  • 4. (

    ) spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination; "the air near the foundry was always dirty"; "a dirty bomb releases enormous amounts of long-lived radioactive fallout" ;

  • 5. (

    ) contaminated with infecting organisms; "dirty wounds"; "obliged to go into infected rooms"- Jane Austen ;

  • 6. (

    ) (of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear; "dirty" is often used in combination; "a dirty (or dingy) white"; "the muddied grey of the sea"; "muddy colors"; "dirty-green walls"; "dirty-blonde hair" ;

  • 8. (

    ) obtained illegally or by improper means; "dirty money"; "ill-gotten gains" ;

  • 9. (

    ) expressing or revealing hostility or dislike; "dirty looks" ;

  • 11. (

    ) unethical or dishonest; "dirty police officers"; "a sordid political campaign"; "shoddy business practices" ;

  • 12. (

    ) unpleasantly stormy; "there's dirty weather in the offing" ;

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