|what is dirty?
||[Aug. 19th, 2006|11:45 am]
sweet and dirty
(according to Roget's Thesaurus & American Heritage Dictonary)
adj. dirt·i·er, dirt·i·est
Soiled, as with dirt; unclean.
Spreading dirt; polluting: The air near the foundry was always dirty.
Apt to soil with dirt or grime: a dirty job at the garage.
Contaminated with bacteria or other infectious microorganisms.
Squalid or filthy; run-down: dirty slums.
Obscene or indecent: dirty movies; a dirty joke.
Malicious or scandalous: a dirty lie.
Unethical or corrupt; sordid: dirty politics.
Not sportsmanlike: dirty players; a dirty fighter.
Acquired by illicit or improper means: dirty money.
Slang. Possessing or using illegal drugs.
Unpleasant or distasteful; thankless: Laying off workers is the dirty part of this job.
Extremely unfortunate or regrettable: a dirty shame.
Expressing disapproval or hostility: gave us a dirty look.
Not bright and clear in color; somewhat dull or drab. Often used in combination: dirty-blonde hair; dirty-green walls.
Producing a very great amount of long-lived radioactive fallout. Used of nuclear weapons.
Stormy; rough: dirty weather.
v. dirt·ied, dirt·y·ing, dirt·ies
To make soiled.
To stain or tarnish with dishonor.
To become soiled.
Synonyms: dirty, filthy, foul, squalid, grimy
These adjectives apply to what is unclean, impure, or unkempt. Dirty is the most general: dirty clothes; dirty sidewalks. Something that is filthy is disgustingly dirty: filthy rags. Foul suggests gross offensiveness, particularly to the sense of smell: a foul stench; a foul pond. Squalid suggests dirtiness, wretchedness, and sordidness: lived in a squalid apartment. Grimy describes something ingrained or smudged with dirt or soot: grimy hands.
adj 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" [syn: soiled, unclean] [ant: clean] 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" [ant: clean] 3: vile; despicable; "a dirty (or lousy) trick"; "a filthy traitor" [syn: filthy, lousy] 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" [syn: contaminating] [ant: clean] 5: contaminated with infecting organisms; "dirty wounds"; "obliged to go into infected rooms"- Jane Austen [syn: contaminated, infected, pestiferous] 6: (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" [syn: dingy, muddied, muddy] 7: (of a manuscript) defaced with changes; "foul (or dirty) copy" [syn: foul, marked-up] 8: obtained illegally or by improper means; "dirty money"; "ill-gotten gains" [syn: ill-gotten] 9: expressing or revealing hostility or dislike; "dirty looks" 10: violating accepted standards or rules; "a dirty fighter"; "used foul means to gain power"; "a nasty unsporting serve"; "fined for unsportsmanlike behavior" [syn: cheating(a), foul, unsporting, unsportsmanlike] 11: unethical or dishonest; "dirty police officers"; "a sordid political campaign" [syn: sordid] 12: unpleasantly stormy; "there's dirty weather in the offing" v : make soiled, filthy, or dirty; "don't soil your clothes when you play outside!" [syn: soil, begrime, grime, colly, bemire] [ant: clean]
unclean, bedraggled, black, contaminated, cruddy*, crummy, defiled, disarrayed, dishabille, disheveled, dreggy, dungy, dusty, filthy, foul, fouled, greasy, grimy, grubby, grungy*, icky*, lousy, messy, mucky*, muddy, mung*, murky, nasty, pigpen*, polluted, raunchy, scummy*, scuzzy*, skank, slatternly, slimy, sloppy, slovenly, smudged, smutty, sooty, spattered, spotted, squalid, stained, straggly, sullied, undusted, unhygienic, unkempt, unlaundered, unsanitary, unsightly, unswept, untidy, unwashed, yucky*, obscene, base, blue, coarse, contemptible, despicable, filthy, immoral, impure, indecent, lewd, low, mean, nasty, off-color, pornographic, ribald, risqué, salacious, scatological, scurvy, sensual, smutty, sordid, squalid, unchaste, unclean, uncleanly, vile, vulgar, violent, blustering, blustery, coarse, furious, gusty, lowering, raging, rainy, rough, squally, storming, stormy, tempestuous, wild, soil, begrime, besoil, blacken, blotch, blur, botch, coat, contaminate, corrupt, debase, decay, defile, discolor, draggle, encrust, foul, grime, make dusty, make impure, mess up, mold, muddy, pollute, rot, smear, smirch, smoke, smudge, smutch, soil, spoil, spot, stain, sully, sweat, taint, tar, tarnish, indecent or vulgar word, bad word, curse, cuss, cuss word, dirty name, expletive, foul invective, four-letter word, naughty word, oath, obscenity, profane oath, profanity, swear word, vulgarity, unfair or dishonest conduct, conjuration, dirty game, dirty politics, dirty tricks, dirty work, escamotage, foul play, jugglery, legerdemain, mudslinging, prestidigitation, sleight of hand, smoke and mirrors, trickery
Antonyms: clean, hygienic, immaculate, sanitary, sparkling, spotless, sterile, unsoiled, washed, clean, G-rated, moral, wholesome, purify, sterilize