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filthy Line breaks: filthy
Pronunciation: /ˈfɪlθi/

Definition of filthy in English:

adjective (filthier, filthiest)

1Disgustingly dirty: a filthy hospital with no sanitation
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  • 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.
dirty, mucky, grimy, muddy, murky, slimy, unclean;
foul, squalid, sordid, shabby, sleazy, nasty, soiled, sullied, scummy;
rotten, defiled, decaying, putrid, putrefied, smelly, fetid, faecal
informal cruddy, grungy, yucky
British informal grotty
rare feculent
unwashed, unclean, dirty, grimy, dirt-encrusted, smeared, smeary, grubby, muddy, mucky, black, blackened, begrimed, stained, unkempt
1.1Obscene and offensive: filthy language
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  • 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.
vile, depraved, foul, impure, offensive, prurient, salacious, pornographic, explicit, foul-mouthed
1.2British informal (Of weather) very unpleasant: it looked like being a filthy night
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  • 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.
1.3 informal Angry and bad-tempered: he arrived at the meeting half an hour late and in a filthy temper
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  • 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.
informal snappish, snappy, chippy, on a short fuse, short-fused
British informal shirty, stroppy, narky, ratty
North American informal cranky, ornery, peckish, soreheaded
informal , dated waxy, miffy
1.4 informal Contemptible (used for emphasis): you filthy liar
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  • 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.
despicable, contemptible, nasty, low, base, mean, vile, disgusting, unpleasant, obnoxious, wretched, shabby, sordid
informal dirty, dirty rotten, low-down, no-good, beastly, lousy


[as submodifier] informal Back to top  
To an extreme extent: he has become filthy rich
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  • 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.



Pronunciation: /ˈfɪlθɪli/
Example sentences
  • 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.


Pronunciation: /ˈfɪlθɪnəs/
Example sentences
  • Those statements have, in every case, been allegations of fact - illness, madness, filthiness or defilement.
  • The dirt and the filthiness of the city and its open drains nauseate her.
  • You could smell his filthiness a long way away.

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