1. soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime
- dirty unswept sidewalks
- a child in dirty overalls
- dirty slums
Similar word(s): augean, bedraggled, draggled, befouled, fouled, begrimed, dingy, grimy, grubby, grungy, raunchy, black, smutty, buggy, cobwebby, feculent, filthy, foul, nasty, flyblown, sordid, squalid, greasy, oily, lousy, maculate, mucky, muddy, ratty, scummy, smudgy, snotty, sooty, uncleanly, unswept, unwashed, untidy, soiled, unclean
2. (of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency
- dirty words
- a dirty old man
- dirty books and movies
3. vile; despicable
- a dirty (or lousy) trick
4. 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
Similar word(s): contaminating
5. contaminated with infecting organisms
- dirty wounds
6. (of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear
- a dirty (or dingy) white
- dirty-green walls
- dirty-blonde hair
7. (of a manuscript) defaced with changes
- foul (or dirty) copy
8. obtained illegally or by improper means
- dirty money
Similar word(s): illegal
9. expressing or revealing hostility or dislike
- dirty looks
Similar word(s): hostile
10. violating accepted standards or rules
- a dirty fighter
11. unethical or dishonest
- dirty police officers
12. unpleasantly stormy
- there's dirty weather in the offing
Similar word(s): stormy
Sentences with dirty as an adjective:
- Despite a walk in the rain, my shoes weren't too dirty.
- Don't put that in your mouth, dear, it's dirty.
- At the reception, Uncle Nick got drunk and told dirty jokes to the bridesmaids.
- He might have scored, but it was a dirty trick that won him the penalty.
- I won't accept your dirty money!
- You need to tune that guitar, the G string sounds dirty.
- The old flag was a dirty white.
- Occasionally it reads the sector into a dirty buffer, which means it needs to sync the dirty buffer first.
- None of y'all get into my car if you're dirty.
- He lives in a dirty great mansion.
- dirty weather
1. In a dirty manner.
- to play dirty