adjective (filthier, filthiest)
- 1Disgustingly dirty: a filthy hospital with no sanitationMore example sentences
dirty, grimy, muddy, slimy, unclean, mucky; foul, squalid, sordid, nasty, soiled, sullied; polluted, contaminated, unhygienic, unsanitary• literary besmirched• formal feculentunwashed, unclean, dirty, grimy, smeared, grubby, muddy, mucky, black, blackened, stained• literary begrimed
- Maybe the bathrooms are even more disgustingly filthy, though.
- But my major concern is the health service, the fact that hospitals are filthy.
- Last Monday, after a west wind, the sea was 13° and filthy dirty.
- 1.1Obscene and offensive: filthy languageMore example sentences
- The explicit, filthy language of sexual situations coming out of their mouths was shocking.
- Her mother was screaming filthy obscenities and it was wrong of her to do that.
- ‘They spit, swear and use the most filthy language,’ he said.
- 1.2 • informal Used to express one’s anger and disgust: you filthy beastMore example sentences
- An all-encompassing disgust with the whole filthy business is a way to claim your good-citizenship merit badge without earning it.
- One night, he begins to write down how he feels about the ‘intricate, filthy, disgusting maze’ he concocted to snare her.
- Normal people say I'm to young, much to young, that it's filthy and disgusting, but I know they think I deserve it deep down.
- 1.3(Of a mood) bad-tempered and aggressive: he arrived at the meeting half an hour late in a filthy temperMore example sentences
- And like your mother, you're beautiful, but you have a filthy temper.
- Then again, it's got nothing to do with the gods when you've got a filthy temper, and that I certainly have.
- On the morning of my last day at home, my father came bursting into my room in a particularly filthy temper.
- 1.4British • informal (Of weather) very unpleasant: it looked like a filthy nightMore example sentences
- In contrast, the weather was filthy, however, and the driving rain was no aid to good kicking, particularly as Eden were without regular goal-kicker Rick Heron.
- Earlier, an MCA spokesman said: ‘The weather is filthy and anything we do is likely to be dictated by the weather.’
- They face it every week, pitting themselves against tortuous terrain and filthy weather, recovering the fells' casualties without pay or team funding.
adverb[as submodifier] • informal Back to top
- To an extreme and often disgusting extent: he has become filthy richMore example sentences
- That makes it all the more depressing, for one would have hoped that someone who came up the hard way would know that the filthy rich don't deserve special favors.
- If it wasn't for the fact that he's filthy rich, and can afford paid staff, I suspect he himself might find it difficult to find a job in this high-tech world.
- They've found many new and innovative ways to become filthy rich with very little work, but they don't keep it to themselves.
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- Do you all talk that filthily at your company?
- He ends up with some of his fellow trainees, secretly filmed, being filthily racist in their language, their fantasies and their behaviour.
- Don't sulk and get in a filthily bad temper unless you've got an audience to notice this change in mood, and at least one person who will bravely ask you what's wrong.