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Synonyms for dirty
ˈdɜr ti

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dirty, soiled, unclean(adj)

    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. dirty(adj)

    (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, lousy(adj)

    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, contaminating(adj)

    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, pestiferous(adj)

    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, muddy(adj)

    (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-up(adj)

    (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-gotten(adj)

    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. dirty(adj)

    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, unsportsmanlike(adj)

    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, sordid(adj)

    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. dirty(verb)

    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, bemire(verb)

    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


  1. dirty(adjective)

    unwashed, soiled, filthy, unclean, sordid


  2. dirty(adjective)


  3. dirty(adjective)

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

  4. dirty(verb)

    lewd, raunchy, indecent, obscene, salacious

  5. dirty(adverb)

    soil, taint

  6. dirty(verb)

    Unclean; covered with or containing unpleasant substances such as dirt or grime.

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

    dirtily, underhandedly, deceptively, indecently

  7. dirty(adjective)

    That makes one unclean; corrupting, infecting.

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


  8. dirty(adjective)

    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. dirty(adjective)

    Of color, discolored by impurities.

    The old flag was a dirty white.

    muddy, muddied, dullish, dingy

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dirty(a.)

    unclean, foul, filthy, nasty, soiled, begrimed

  2. dirty(a.)

    clouded, cloudy, dark, sullied

  3. dirty(a.)

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

  4. dirty(v. a.)

    foul, befoul, soil, defile, draggle, daggle

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. dirty(a)

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

  2. dirty(v)

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

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How to use dirty in a sentence?

  1. Anuj Somany:

    The beauty of face is worthless of a person whose heart is empty and mind is dirty; yet surprisingly, s/he is often seen enjoying a plenty of support from the people in the society.

  2. Sicilian Proverb:

    Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.

  3. Melissa Gilbert:

    He had me read a scene, i had auditioned, and then he said: ‘I’ve written this special scene for you, I’d like you to do it with the actor. I want to see the chemistry with the two of you.’ And the whole scene was just my character on her hands and knees saying, ‘Do me, baby.’ Really dirty, horrible.

  4. Paul Begala:

    Even our greatest president, our most honest president wasn't above a little dirty politics.

  5. Victoria Abbott-Fleming:

    There were thousands of them. I felt physically sick. I felt dirty, like I had rotting flesh. I wanted my leg off there and then.

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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