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dirty

dirt·y

dirty

 
 
pronunciation:
duhr ti
parts of speech:
adjective, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: dirtier, dirtiest
definition 1: unclean; soiled.
Someone needs to change the baby's dirty diaper.You can't eat from those dishes; they're still dirty.A white shirt looks dirty quickly.
 
synonyms:
dingy, grimy, soiled, unclean, unsanitary
antonyms:
clean, immaculate, pristine, spotless, unsoiled
similar words:
bedraggled, black, filthy, foul, grubby, grungy, messy, muddy, nasty, smudgy, smutchy, smutty, stained
definition 2: making soiled; spreading dirt.
Spitting in public places is a dirty habit.
similar words:
foul, unclean
definition 3: lewd; indecent; obscene.
dirty magazines
synonyms:
indecent, lewd, obscene, smutty
antonyms:
decent, wholesome
similar words:
bawdy, blue, foul, nasty, off-color, profane, raunchy, salacious, vulgar
definition 4: characterized by corruption or a lack of scruples.
dirty campaign tactics
synonyms:
corrupt, unscrupulous
antonyms:
clean, decent, honest
similar words:
crooked, dishonest, dishonorable, foul, grubby, reprehensible, unconscionable, unfair
definition 5: unpleasant; distasteful.
He does the easy jobs and makes us do the dirty work.
synonyms:
disagreeable, distasteful, unpleasant
antonyms:
pleasant
similar words:
nasty
definition 6: regrettable.
His resignation was a dirty shame.
similar words:
crying, regrettable, unfortunate, unhappy
definition 7: demeaning; contemptuous.
She gave me the dirtiest look.
synonyms:
contemptuous, scornful
similar words:
evil, grubby, mean, nasty
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: dirtied, dirties, dirtying
definition 1: to make dirty; soil.
Don't dirty your hands with that work.
synonyms:
soil, sully
antonyms:
clean
similar words:
besmear, besmirch, foul, mess, muck, muddy, smear, smirch, stain
definition 2: to blemish; dishonor.
The remarks dirtied his reputation.
synonyms:
soil, sully
similar words:
besmear, besmirch, blemish, defile, disgrace, dishonor, foul, smirch, stain, tarnish
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become dirty or stained.
White clothes dirty easily.
synonyms:
soil
antonyms:
clean
similar words:
mess, smudge, stain
derivations: dirtily (adv.), dirtiness (n.)
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Word Parts
The word dirty contains the following part:
-y1, -ey Old English adjective-forming suffix that means characterized by; full of; tending to
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The suffix -y1, -ey attaches to nouns and a few verbs to form adjectives.