Adjective Definition


1.Definition: (of a manuscript) defaced with changes

"Foul (or dirty) copy"

Related Adjective(s):foul

2.Definition: (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"

3.Definition: (of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear

"Dirty", "A dirty (or dingy) white", "Dirty-green walls", "Dirty-blonde hair"

Related Adjective(s):dingy, muddied, muddy

4.Definition: contaminated with infecting organisms

"Dirty wounds"

Related Adjective(s):pestiferous

5.Definition: expressing or revealing hostility or dislike

"Dirty looks"

6.Definition: obtained illegally or by improper means

"Dirty money"

7.Definition: 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", "Mining is a dirty job", "Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves"

Related Adjective(s):soiled, unclean

8.Definition: 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"

Related Adjective(s):contaminating

9.Definition: unethical or dishonest

"Dirty police officers"

Related Adjective(s):shoddy, sordid

10.Definition: unpleasantly stormy

"There's dirty weather in the offing"

11.Definition: vile; despicable

"A dirty (or lousy) trick"

Related Adjective(s):filthy, lousy

12.Definition: violating accepted standards or rules

"A dirty fighter"

Related Adjective(s):cheating, foul, unsporting, unsportsmanlike

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