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Main Entry: 1dirty
Inflected Form(s): dirt·i·er; -est 1: not clean <dirty clothes> <dirty air> 2: UNFAIR 1, dishonorable <a dirty trick> 3: INDECENT, VULGAR <dirty jokes> 4: disagreeable or objectionable but usually necessary (as in achieving a desired result) <had to scrub the floor and do other dirty work> 5: STORMY 1 <dirty weather> 6: not clear in color : DULL <a dirty red> 7: showing dislike or anger <a dirty look> - dirt·i·ly /drt-l-/ adverb - dirt·i·ness /drt--ns/ noun synonymsDIRTY, FILTHY, FOUL, SQUALID mean being especially unclean. DIRTY is a general word used to describe anything covered with dirt <children who were dirty after playing>. FILTHY stresses the fact that the dirt has been building up and is really unpleasant <a filthy kitchen floor covered with grease>. FOUL adds to FILTHY the idea that something is rotten or stinking <a foul garbage dump>. SQUALID suggests that the dirtiness is the result of carelessness and neglect <squalid slums>.