Definition of filthy adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈfɪlθi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɪlθi//
    (filthier, filthiest)
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  1. 1very dirty and unpleasant filthy rags/streets It's filthy in here! Synonymsdirtydusty filthy muddy soiled grubby stainedThese words all describe somebody/​something that is not clean.dirty not clean; covered with dust, soil, mud, oil, etc:If your hands are dirty, go and wash them.dusty full of dust; covered with dust:There were shelves full of dusty books.filthy very dirty and unpleasant:It’s absolutely filthy in here.muddy full of or covered in mud:Don’t you come in here with those muddy boots on!soiled (rather formal) dirty, especially with waste from the body:soiled nappies/​diapersgrubby (rather informal) rather dirty, usually because it has not been washed:He hoped she wouldn’t notice his grubby shirt cuffs.stained (often in compounds) covered with stains; marked with a stain (= a dirty mark that is difficult to remove):a pair of paint-stained jeansPatterns dirty/​dusty/​filthy/​muddy/​soiled/​grubby/​stained clothes dirty/​dusty/​filthy/​grubby hands a dirty/​dusty/​filthy room to get dirty/​dusty/​filthy/​muddy/​stained
  2. 2very rude and offensive and usually connected with sex filthy language/words He's got a filthy mind (= is always thinking about sex).
  3. 3(informal) showing anger He was in a filthy mood. She has a filthy temper. Ann gave him a filthy look.
  4. 4(British English, informal) (of the weather) cold and wet Isn't it a filthy day?
  5. Extra examples He’s got a filthy mind. It’s absolutely filthy in here. That’s enough of your filthy language! There were two beggars dressed in filthy rags. Why are the streets so filthy in this part of the city?
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