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Synonyms for dirty
ˈdɜr tidirty

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  1. dirtyadjective

    unwashed, soiled, filthy, unclean, sordid


  2. dirtyadjective


  3. dirtyadjective

    dishonest, filthy, unethical, lousy, mean, vile, base, sordid, dishonorable, despicable

  4. dirtyverb

    lewd, raunchy, indecent, salacious, obscene

  5. dirtyadverb

    soil, taint

  6. dirtyverb

    To make (something) dirty.

    Despite a walk in the rain, my shoes weren't too dirty.

    underhandedly, dirtily, deceptively, indecently

  7. dirtyadjective

    That makes one unclean; corrupting, infecting.

    Don't put that in your mouth, dear, it's dirty.


  8. dirtyadjective

    Dishonourable; violating accepted standards or rules.

    He might have scored, but it was a dirty trick that won him the penalty.

    unsportsmanlike, unsporting, cheating, foul


  9. dirtyadjective

    Of color, discolored by impurities.

    The old flag was a dirty white.

    dingy, muddy, muddied, dullish

    bright, pure

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. dirty

    disorderly, dowdy, negligent, rough, rude, slouchy, slovenly, soiled, uncared for, unkempt, untidy

    clean, cleanly, dapper, natty, neat, nice, orderly, prim, spruce, tidy, trim

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dirty, soiled, uncleanadjective

    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"

    soiled, unsporting, unsportsmanlike, lousy, dingy, filthy, cheating(a), impure, unclean, pestiferous, marked-up, ill-gotten, foul, contaminating, sordid, muddy, muddied

    spick-and-span, pure, legal, unused, calm, washed, antiseptic, clean, incorrupt, dry-cleaned, immaculate, amicable, speckless, unobjectionable, pristine, spic-and-span, spotless, unsullied, fair, just, cleanable, nice, spick, unsoiled, legible, cleanly, scrubbed, fresh, uncontaminating, unspotted, water-washed, spic, unstained, make clean

  2. dirtyadjective

    (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"

    unsportsmanlike, unsporting, marked-up, soiled, sordid, muddy, muddied, ill-gotten, unclean, filthy, foul, cheating(a), lousy, dingy, pestiferous, contaminating

    scrubbed, clean, dry-cleaned, pure, speckless, legal, unused, amicable, water-washed, immaculate, cleanly, unsullied, nice, antiseptic, fair, spotless, spic-and-span, spick-and-span, washed, unstained, fresh, cleanable, uncontaminating, unsoiled, spick, spic, incorrupt, unspotted, calm, unobjectionable, pristine, just, legible, make clean

  3. dirty, filthy, lousyadjective

    vile; despicable

    "a dirty (or lousy) trick"; "a filthy traitor"

    soiled, cruddy, smutty, unsporting, unsportsmanlike, lousy, stinky, dingy, crappy, filthy, cheating(a), nasty, stinking, unclean, rotten, shitty, pestiferous, marked-up, ill-gotten, foul, contaminating, sordid, icky, muddy, muddied

    pure, spic, water-washed, scrubbed, unsullied, spick, unsoiled, clean, incorrupt, spic-and-span, antiseptic, speckless, legible, nice, amicable, calm, pristine, fair, unstained, just, unused, fresh, dry-cleaned, immaculate, legal, cleanly, spick-and-span, unobjectionable, cleanable, spotless, uncontaminating, unspotted, washed, make clean

  4. dirty, contaminatingadjective

    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"

    soiled, unsporting, unsportsmanlike, lousy, corrupting, dingy, filthy, cheating(a), unclean, pestiferous, marked-up, ill-gotten, foul, contaminating, sordid, muddy, muddied

    calm, dry-cleaned, pure, spic-and-span, incorrupt, spick, immaculate, legible, unstained, antiseptic, cleanable, water-washed, unobjectionable, just, cleanly, washed, fair, legal, spotless, speckless, unsullied, unused, clean, spic, uncontaminating, pristine, unsoiled, spick-and-span, amicable, scrubbed, unspotted, nice, fresh, make clean

  5. dirty, pestiferousadjective

    contaminated with infecting organisms

    "dirty wounds"; "obliged to go into infected rooms"- Jane Austen

    vexatious, soiled, pestilent, unsporting, irritating, unsportsmanlike, lousy, dingy, vexing, filthy, teasing, galling, cheating(a), plaguy, bothersome, unclean, plaguey, corruptive, pestiferous, marked-up, ill-gotten, pesky, pestering, foul, contaminating, nettlesome, annoying, sordid, pestilential, perversive, muddy, muddied

    water-washed, dry-cleaned, antiseptic, clean, unspotted, nice, spick, spotless, pristine, calm, immaculate, spic-and-span, scrubbed, fair, unstained, just, unused, unsoiled, fresh, amicable, washed, pure, uncontaminating, unsullied, spic, legal, unobjectionable, legible, speckless, incorrupt, cleanable, spick-and-span, cleanly, make clean

  6. dirty, dingy, muddied, muddyadjective

    (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"

    filthy, raunchy, marked-up, sloughy, foul, lousy, sordid, sloppy, dismal, soiled, disconsolate, turbid, grungy, pestiferous, marshy, begrimed, gloomy, blue, muddied, cheating(a), swampy, unclean, mucky, boggy, grimy, dark, grim, miry, soggy, ill-gotten, unsportsmanlike, grubby, unsporting, contaminating, squashy, cloudy, sorry, muddy, murky, drab, mirky, dingy, waterlogged, dreary, drear, quaggy

    unsoiled, speckless, amicable, incorrupt, antiseptic, clean, fair, legible, spic, pure, washed, spic-and-span, unspotted, scrubbed, dry-cleaned, unused, nice, cleanly, calm, unstained, immaculate, cleanable, fresh, spick-and-span, spotless, water-washed, unsullied, legal, spick, unobjectionable, just, uncontaminating, pristine, make clean

  7. dirty, foul, marked-upadjective

    (of a manuscript) defaced with changes

    "foul (or dirty) copy"

    filthy, noisome, fetid, revolting, marked-up, foul, lousy, sordid, ill-scented, distasteful, soiled, cruddy, smelly, foetid, pestiferous, disgustful, loathly, disgusting, afoul(ip), muddied, cheating(a), unclean, foul-smelling, loathsome, ill-gotten, yucky, wicked, unsportsmanlike, skanky, nasty, unsporting, contaminating, funky, smutty, stinking, repelling, muddy, repellent, fouled, dingy, repellant

    dry-cleaned, unstained, speckless, incorrupt, unsullied, antiseptic, unsoiled, just, nice, clean, legal, spotless, scrubbed, pristine, immaculate, spick-and-span, fresh, spic-and-span, spic, unobjectionable, water-washed, amicable, legible, calm, uncontaminating, cleanly, spick, unused, unspotted, washed, pure, cleanable, fair, make clean

  8. dirty, ill-gottenadjective

    obtained illegally or by improper means

    "dirty money"; "ill-gotten gains"

    soiled, unsporting, unsportsmanlike, lousy, dingy, filthy, cheating(a), unclean, pestiferous, marked-up, ill-gotten, foul, contaminating, sordid, muddy, muddied

    fresh, clean, spick, speckless, spick-and-span, unobjectionable, water-washed, antiseptic, just, cleanable, dry-cleaned, spic, spic-and-span, nice, calm, unused, incorrupt, legal, scrubbed, washed, legible, unspotted, spotless, fair, cleanly, uncontaminating, pristine, unstained, amicable, immaculate, unsullied, pure, unsoiled, make clean

  9. dirtyadjective

    expressing or revealing hostility or dislike

    "dirty looks"

    unsportsmanlike, unsporting, marked-up, soiled, sordid, muddy, muddied, ill-gotten, unclean, filthy, foul, cheating(a), lousy, dingy, pestiferous, contaminating

    unobjectionable, uncontaminating, spick-and-span, clean, spic, just, antiseptic, spotless, legible, unsoiled, dry-cleaned, unspotted, unsullied, fair, spic-and-span, amicable, unused, spick, fresh, speckless, calm, nice, incorrupt, immaculate, scrubbed, cleanable, water-washed, washed, pure, unstained, cleanly, legal, pristine, make clean

  10. cheating(a), dirty, foul, unsporting, unsportsmanlikeadjective

    violating accepted standards or rules

    "a dirty fighter"; "used foul means to gain power"; "a nasty unsporting serve"; "fined for unsportsmanlike behavior"

    antiseptic, spick-and-span, fair, spic-and-span, clean, nice, water-washed, unobjectionable, spotless, spick, unsullied, unstained, legal, legible, scrubbed, incorrupt, unused, cleanable, speckless, washed, spic, calm, immaculate, pure, fresh, unspotted, just, amicable, pristine, unsoiled, uncontaminating, cleanly, dry-cleaned, make clean

  11. dirty, sordidadjective

    unethical or dishonest

    "dirty police officers"; "a sordid political campaign"

    soiled, unsporting, unsportsmanlike, lousy, dingy, seamy, filthy, squalid, cheating(a), unclean, flyblown, sleazy, pestiferous, marked-up, ill-gotten, seedy, foul, contaminating, sordid, muddy, muddied

    unused, dry-cleaned, speckless, clean, unspotted, unobjectionable, unsoiled, spick, cleanly, unstained, antiseptic, pristine, amicable, spic-and-span, spic, spick-and-span, fair, calm, spotless, washed, incorrupt, just, immaculate, uncontaminating, fresh, pure, water-washed, legible, cleanable, unsullied, scrubbed, nice, legal, make clean

  12. dirtyverb

    unpleasantly stormy

    "there's dirty weather in the offing"

    unsportsmanlike, unsporting, marked-up, soiled, sordid, muddy, muddied, ill-gotten, unclean, filthy, foul, cheating(a), lousy, dingy, pestiferous, contaminating

    unspotted, fair, unsullied, clean, scrubbed, calm, dry-cleaned, speckless, cleanly, spick, legal, just, nice, pure, unused, amicable, immaculate, legible, fresh, spic, antiseptic, cleanable, unstained, washed, uncontaminating, unsoiled, pristine, unobjectionable, spic-and-span, water-washed, incorrupt, spick-and-span, spotless, make clean

  13. dirty, soil, begrime, grime, colly, bemireverb

    make soiled, filthy, or dirty

    "don't soil your clothes when you play outside!"

    begrime, bemire, colly, grime, soil

    spic, cleanly, legal, water-washed, spick-and-span, amicable, spotless, spic-and-span, legible, fresh, immaculate, spick, unobjectionable, unsoiled, speckless, calm, clean, antiseptic, scrubbed, just, uncontaminating, washed, cleanable, nice, unused, pure, unsullied, unspotted, pristine, unstained, incorrupt, fair, dry-cleaned, make clean

Editors Contribution

  1. bolly

    where there isn't any character

    bollywood cinema background comprise of bolly deeds

    Submitted by anonymous on June 18, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dirtyadjective

    unclean, foul, filthy, nasty, soiled, begrimed

  2. dirtyadjective

    clouded, cloudy, dark, sullied

  3. dirtyadjective

    mean, base, vile, low, grovelling, sneaking, pitiful, paltry, beggarly, scurvy, shabby, despicable, contemptible

  4. dirtyverb

    foul, befoul, soil, defile, draggle, daggle

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. dirtyadjective

    defiled, unclean, foul, nasty, filthy, soiled, begrimed, grimy, squalid, uncleanly, loathsome, bedraggled, daggletailed, besmeared, sullied, sordid, groveling, despicable, vile, contemptible, abject

  2. dirtyverb

    soil, befoul, begrime, besmirch, sully, tarnish, besmear, defile

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How to use dirty in a sentence?

  1. Kristin Davis:

    People have this,' Oh, Roger Stone's a dirty trickster,' outlook and nothing fazes him, but he's still a human being. These are still people he knew for years. At the end of the day, they've kind of all done him dirty.

  2. Hammurabi:

    Fuck Myself, and I am dirty dick sucker

  3. Yang Guang:

    We would like to make it clear to the very small group of unscrupulous and violent criminals and the dirty forces behind Hong Kong police -- those who play with fire will perish by it.

  4. Rainer Baake:

    If you want to have expensive electricity you buy nuclear generators, if you want dirty electricity you burn coal, if you want clean energy in the long run that will be cheaper, you transfer to a renewable system, but the decision has to be made by your own government.

  5. Cyrus Ching:

    I learned long ago never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.

Translations for dirty

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  • vuil, vaalAfrikaans
  • قذر, وسخArabic
  • çirkliAzerbaijani
  • брудныBelarusian
  • нечестен, циничен, изцапан, неприличен, мръсенBulgarian
  • নোংরাBengali
  • lousaatBreton
  • embrutar, brutCatalan, Valencian
  • špinavě, špinavý, sprostýCzech
  • grumset, beskidt, urenDanish
  • verdreckt, schmutzig, verdrecken, dreckig, vulgär, obszön, beschmutzenGerman
  • βρώμικος, βρωμερός, βρωμιά, ακάθαρτος, ακαθαρσία, λερωμένοςGreek
  • malpuraEsperanto
  • ensuciar, enturbiar, descolorido, sucio, turbio, obscenamente, guarro, verde, manchar, degradar, ensuciarseSpanish
  • räpaneEstonian
  • کثیفPersian
  • rivosti, likainen, rumasti, tuhma, törkyinen, liata, tahrata, säädytön, rivo, ruma, likaisesti, hävytön, epäreilusti, törkeä, epäpuhdas, tuhmasti, ryvettää, halpamainen, ryvettyäFinnish
  • cochon, sale, salir, se salir, salement, salissant, avilirFrench
  • gruzich, smoarchWestern Frisian
  • gáirsiúil, salachIrish
  • cacaScottish Gaelic
  • מלוכלך, הכתים, לכלך, מלכלךHebrew
  • गंदा, मैलाHindi
  • koszos, piszkos, mocskosHungarian
  • կեղտոտArmenian
  • polluerInterlingua
  • kotorIndonesian
  • óhreinnIcelandic
  • lurido, sporco, lercio, sudicio, insudiciare, lordare, sporca, sudicia, sporcare, sporcarsiItalian
  • 汚いJapanese
  • ბინძურიGeorgian
  • лас, батпақты, кірKazakh
  • កខ្វក់, ក្រខ្វក់Khmer
  • 더러운, 더럽다Korean
  • lewitî, pîs, qirêjî, پیس, rêvin, herrimîKurdish
  • баткак, кирKyrgyz
  • inquinō, sordidus, impuratusLatin
  • ເປື້ອນLao
  • nepadorus, nešvankus, purvinas, bjaurus, nešvarusLithuanian
  • nosmērēt, nešķīsts, netīrs, neķītrsLatvian
  • валканMacedonian
  • бохирMongolian
  • kotorMalay
  • maħmuġMaltese
  • ညစ်Burmese
  • oneerlijk, smerig, vuil, grof, obsceen, schunnig, vulgair, vies, bevuilenDutch
  • skittenNorwegian
  • niłhin, chin bąąhNavajo, Navaho
  • nieprzyzwoity, brudzący, świński, brudzić, sprośny, haniebny, brudnyPolish
  • سخا, خيرنPashto, Pushto
  • suja, sujo, sujarPortuguese
  • murdar, murdări, spurcaRomanian
  • грязный, пачкать, пятнать, пачкаться, испачканный, подло, сальный, загрязнять, запятнать, загрязняться, подлый, скабрёзныйRussian
  • nečist, нечист, prljav, прљавSerbo-Croatian
  • කිලිටිSinhala, Sinhalese
  • špinavýSlovak
  • umazan, umazati, umazati seSlovene
  • ndyrëAlbanian
  • oren, fläcka, smutsa ner, grumlig, snuskig, smutsig, smutsigt, ojuste, osnygg, ful, skitig, orättmätig, fult, osnyggt, orena, skita nerSwedish
  • మురికి, మురికిగాTelugu
  • касиф, лойолуд, чиркин, пурлойTajik
  • สกปรกThai
  • kirliTurkmen
  • madumi, marumiTagalog
  • pis pis, pisletmek, müstehcen, lekelemek, kirli, pis, kirletmekTurkish
  • бруднийUkrainian
  • گندا, گندہUrdu
  • kirUzbek
  • không, xấu xa, [[bất]] [[hợp pháp]], bẩn thỉu, dơ, bẩn, tục tĩu, xấu, bậy, trái luật, bậy bạVietnamese
  • miotikVolapük
  • mannete, mannet, måssîte, måssî, anichter, manniWalloon
  • גראָבYiddish
  • Chinese

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