Textual thesaurus for "dirty"

(adj) soiled, unclean

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

(adj) contaminating

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

(adj) sordid

unethical or dishonest

dirty police officers; a sordid political campaign

(adj) unsporting, unsportsmanlike, foul, cheating

violating accepted standards or rules

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

(adj) ill-gotten

obtained illegally or by improper means

dirty money; ill-gotten gains

(adj) foul, marked-up

(of a manuscript) defaced with changes

foul (or dirty) copy

(adj) lousy, filthy

vile; despicable

a dirty (or lousy) trick; a filthy traitor

(adj) muddied, muddy, dingy

(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

(adj) pestiferous

contaminated with infecting organisms

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

(verb) soil, grime, begrime, bemire, colly

make soiled, filthy, or dirty

don't soil your clothes when you play outside!